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post #1 of 9 Old 07-19-2019, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Question whats it look like when horse passes mineral oil?

Our gelding was treated for colic on Tuesday. Vet gave him a gallon of mineral oil via tube and said to watch for it to pass. Red has had lots of poops since then and is drinking well, not showing any more signs of pain, but I am only seen minimal oil passing. I am not sure how much I should see at a time. Vet said it would coat his hindquarters. I can attach a photo of his butt from this morning if that helps, just don't want to surprise anyone with it haha. I spoke to the vet again this morning, we are trying to decide together what to do before the weekend comes.
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Poop will be shiny and soft. Balls won't hold shape when they hit the ground and excess will be liquid and dribble/squirt leaving residue on the back of the legs rear end area. Post a pic. I guarantee we've just about seen it all and it won't be offensive.
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Poop will be shiny and soft. Balls won't hold shape when they hit the ground and excess will be liquid and dribble/squirt leaving residue on the back of the legs rear end area. Post a pic. I guarantee we've just about seen it all and it won't be offensive.
So I don't think there's any on his legs, just under the tail. My husband is working from home today so I will have him run out and check again. But here is a photo of his poop from over night and a photo from under the tail
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I don't know why my photos always upload sideways!
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Photos turning sides ways I found if I crop them before posting they don't turn side ways.

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There is a shiny look to the area so I would say likely he is passing at least some. Couldn't really tell from poop pic. When mine have been oiled the pile is really shiny.
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There is a shiny look to the area so I would say likely he is passing at least some. Couldn't really tell from poop pic. When mine have been oiled the pile is really shiny.
the pic is from 9 am and the poo is from overnight so I imagine it had dried??
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ok he's found at least four more piles of fresh manure so Red is definitely going!
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spoke with the vet again... she said since he's not constipated and not acting like he's in pain, she isn't concerned and just to keep an eye out. We are leaving on vacation this weekend and our farrier is horse sitting, so I just wanted to get my ducks in a row before we head out. Couldn't have left without the go ahead from vet
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