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post #1 of 3 Old 05-20-2014, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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colitis anyone had any experience?

Has anyone had any experience with colitis in horses?
I sold a mare and she has come down with severe colitis.
would like any advice on management please??
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I have not had one, but a couple of clients did. If it is severe, I have not known of any that survived. I would guess it depends on how severe it is and if the horse is passing blood. It is a really serious condition. True colitis or colitis X goes way beyond diarrhea.

Has this horse's stool been cultured to see if Salmonella or a Clostridium or any other bacteria has been isolated? If not, or if it is Viral, the outlook is not good.

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post #3 of 3 Old 05-20-2014, 07:35 AM
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My friends horse got colitis over a year ago after two weeks of treatments and fighting she finally passed. It was a miserable two weeks for the horse and my friend.

I do know of one person who's horse also got colitis she has insurance and was able to take the horse to the clinic. They did surgery and the horse was able to make a full recovery, without the insurance she said she would not have been able to do the surgery.
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