Originally Posted by AlottaBitCountry View Post
sometimes not eating it all anyways. i also hear him sometimes making these moaning and groaning sounds, and he is farting stinky farts. he is pooping regular though, and he isnt rolling around and more than usual, i dont even see him doing it very often at all during the week but he does roll occasionally. i dont think he is standing weird or even acting like he is uncomfortable... he has been running around and walking around fine and seems to be relaxed quit often always yawning and proping his foot up.... im not sure how to tell if he is just a bit gassy and making some grunting noises or if he may be starting to or slightly colicy and i just dont know it...
if it is either or, i would like to give him a little relief of the rumbles im hearing or something to take away some of his gas, unless it isnt affecting him at all....
What I highlighted in red are key points.
Horses always finish what's in their feed pans, unless something is wrong or the feed has been changed and they don't like the taste of the new feed.
I am going to say "please call the vet". One of my horses started having excessive gas and so smelly it about knocked my non-smelling nose over
The vet was here to give everyone semi-annual physicals. While this horse runs and cavorts around normally, eats his supplements, hay and grass like he should, something IS wrong with him because his tongue is purple
The vet said that could indicate a blockage and possibly something in the spleen. Because this horse appears otherwise healthy, the vet took detailed notes from me regarding his diet (including pasture and hay), and he paid special attention to this horse's attitude. He was only out here to do physicals, so will be getting back to me on Mr. Purple Tongue:(
Kudos to you for thinking the gas and gurgles are out of normal range for this horse.
If the nearly identical thing weren't happening to my horse, I most likely would have commented the same as everyone else.
Instead, I am saying, it might be best to call the vet