Recovering from colic
Has anyone had a horse completely recover from an ascending colon displacement?
Our 13 year old quarter horse gelding colicked yesterday. I first noticed the symptoms when I went to turn them out for the day and he was laying down in his stall. The vet was here by 9am. She confirmed the diagnosis upon discovering that his ascending colon had become displaced, and his small intestines were dilated. Because he is a pasture pal we unfortunately could not afford to have her take him to their facility to be put on IV fluids, but she gave him a large bucket of water and half a gallon of mineral oil orally and an injection of Banamine. She also instructed us to feed him a mash made up of senior feed and water every 6 hours along with two handfuls of water soaked hay every two hours, as well as giving him Banamine orally every twelve hours. Following these instructions, he is doing much better. We were instructed to turn him out today and allow him to graze and he has shown no symptoms of pain over the last 36 hours and has pooped 10+ times. The vet sounds hopeful, but I am still worried.