.It had been a long time since I had a horse colic, and one did the day before yesterday, he is 27-30ish.
The Vet used bio sponge along with the mineral oil /water/ electrolytes.
We dewormed last week, horse acted fine. Had been on the new hay for about 4 days.
His gums were so pale and such a high heart rate we did not think he would make it through the night. We did have a temp drop, so I dont think he was drinking enough
He was given 2 diff pain meds to help with pain and loosen the colon.
Glad to say he is pooping and peeing again, but it was very iffy there for a few hours.
He is still on banamine paste, and getting wet mashes, I soo shocked at the price of plain old wheat bran ! boy has the price of that stuff gone up here. I dont have to worry about it affecting his calcium levels, as the hay here is mainly alfalfa.
So everyone.. be sure to double check the amount of water your horse is drinking when the temps change ! Its an expensive reminder to check that water intake.