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post #1 of 8 Old 03-31-2020, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Donkey with impaction colic

so, I have a donkey and she has an impaction colic and might have laminitis. She wouldn't eat or drink. She still won't drink but she will eat timothy. She is hooked up to an IV and v= we have to ice her feet every 4 hours to try to avoid laminitis. Her insides have been rinsed out with water and Epsom salts twice to try to move the impaction along. She just got tangled up in her IV wire and pulled part of her catheter out. We had to put it back in clear the blood and wrap it all up again. Her daughter and her best friend are really worried about her. The vet came yesterday, today, and is coming tomorrow. Tomorrow if she is better we keep doing it. But if it's worse we might have to put her down. I am really scared and hope it gets better. but yeah that's what's going on:frown_co lor:
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-31-2020, 07:17 PM
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Aw. I'm sorry. I don't feed mine when they have colic. I just walk them. A lot.

Sometimes s ride in a horse trailer send to help. I hope the vet gave the donkey some medicine?

Again, I'm sorry. It's hard to see them hurting.
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You sure you are to feed dry hay?

I just had a impaction colic on my horse over the weekend...4' or a bit more of intestinal blockage to pass.

I was instructed, no hay...no dry food products.
Horse was allowed to nibble fresh grass grazed & drink water if interested.
We were told to take the horse for a trailer ride once the sedation we had to administer wore off as my guy fought the stomach tube so bad...
A very long list of medical needs done and instructions to follow.
Drugs given by the vet, both fast acting and long lasting and sustained...
I was left with several syringes preloaded to administer if pain/spasms put him on the ground rolling..

I pray your donkey pulls through...sounds yet a rough road ahead.
Donkeys are tough but when sick, they are truly sick.
Keep us posted please...you are in my thoughts as is your donk.
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-01-2020, 12:43 PM
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I agree. hay and pelleted feeds are the last thing my vet wants to see eaten when a colic has been diagnosed. Small pen, limited pasture, plenty of fresh water and slow re introduction of dry forage.


Hoping all goes well for your donk.

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post #5 of 8 Old 04-01-2020, 12:51 PM
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I hope things are looking up today. Can you let us know?

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She is doing much better. Is off her IV and walking around. Thank you all for the support
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Yay!!!!!

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So glad to hear your donk is doing better.
Stay vigilant and make sure more water is drunk daily...
Please let us know when the vet gives the "all clear" and the danger has passed.
You're on your way in that direction now...

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