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    05-17-2010, 12:12 PM
The bottom line is...things happen!

Buy another tube of banamine, be happy your horse is OK and move on from it.

No matter how mad you get, none of it is going to make it go away.

Obviously the BO was not clear to the other boarder if the BO says she told the other boarder not to bring your horse in. Or the other boarder is just a bad egg and this is still the BO's problem because that boarder is still there and the BO is allowing them to do things to other people's horses.

I would think that a change in routine would be a bad thing for a horse that is prone to colic issues, honestly. So leaving him out when he is used to coming in might not have been the best either.
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    05-17-2010, 12:18 PM
Agreed, Alwaysbehind.

You asked for our opinion and we gave it. If you can't handle it, don't read it. Not everyone is going to tell you what you want to hear. That's not how this world works. And like Alwaysbehind said, we can't make it go away.
    05-17-2010, 01:46 PM
I agree with Alwaysbehind.

It sounds like you don't have a very solid routine at your barn. That might be fine for some horses, but for a colic-prone horse, I think it would only exacerbate the problem. It's very important that horses get settled into a schedule and stay that way. They need to be turned out and brought in at the same general time every day and get the same amount of grain at the same time every day, like clockwork. You can't just decide to leave them out one night when they're expecting to be brought in and fed.

And I think you should forget about being reimbursed for the banamine and be happy that your horse is okay. It's the BO's job to talk to the boarder about it and make sure it doesn't happen again.
    05-17-2010, 01:52 PM
Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
Why does your horse colic so easily? It's not normal
Normal is a relative term.

EVERY horse has gastro intestional issues. The great majority of them - as most of them are gas - are resolved on their own.

OP - I would suspect your horse would of worked out of the gas bubble on his own or with help from some hand walking or tummy lifts. Oral banamine paste takes quite a while to get into the system.
    05-17-2010, 02:03 PM
Green Broke
I really doubt that someone would feed your horse after you specifially asked for him not to be fed, unless they want to purposely hurt him or are very stupid and forgetfull.
I think you should just be thankfull that you boys is ok and don't point blame and anyone else.
And as for the banamine, get some more, you must be used to buying it if your horse is prone.

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