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  1. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    Hey everyone, I already had a notion of it, but I have digging a little more and many people defend that horses, specially stalled ones should have 24h access to hay. Our horses are fed in meal times. It kind of worries me the night period, because the next meal is fed about 12 hours later. They...
  2. Horse Health
    Hello. I have a mare that’s not eating or drinking, acting lethargic, has no gut sounds, very often looks at her stomach, and is continually licking her lips. She has not been rolling. This has been going on since the night before last. I talked to the vet and he said it’s possibly large colon...
  3. Horse Health
    Recently took ownership of a 16 year old gelding (Andalusian cross?) who was somewhat neglected by his ill owner. He was fed a flake of bermuda grass AM and PM, groomed occasionally, but never taken out to get proper exercise for about 5 years. Since I have taken ownership in December, we've...
  4. Horse Health
    I'm leasing a 10-year old mare who has always (for two years at least) had some problems with pooping while being ridden, but the problem has gotten worse recently. She sometimes suddenly stops while cantering and puts herself in peeing position without peeing. When she feels like she's going to...
  5. Horse Health
    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...
  6. Horse Health
    Why is it that whenever I run my yearling it sounds like there is a bunch of water sloshing around in his belly? And its not like he's just drank a bunch recently or anything.
  7. Horse Health
    I will try to keep this as short as possible. We really need help. My daughters 15 year old, 16.2 Irish Sports Horse had always been in great health until 3 months ago. After a short hack, he went down with what looked like very bad colic. Within an hour he recovered, and we put it down to...
  8. Horse Health
    Hey there! I have a horse on my hands that has started to colic frequently and I need advice on the best nutrition for her. I've been told Gumnuts are good for horses that Colic and have used it in the past. Aside from good old Gumnuts, is there anything else? She has been colicky since her...
  9. Horse Health
    Hello all! In preparation for the winter months I've been doing a bit of reading about beet pulp. I wanted to know if it was any good or useful to give to horses? Or if any of you had opinions/experience with it. My mare is an 8 y/o BWP and had a bout of colic last winter when she stopped...
  10. Horse Health
    I'm posting this to try to help others who might find themselves in a similar situation. I found forums helpful so wanted to try to pay it forward combined with my own experience. No guarantees, obviously, but I'm going to detail what I did as "damage control" after my horses got into the grain...
  11. Horse Talk
    Hi, I'm currently studying a HNC and for my graded project I'm collecting data on peoples' experiences with equine colic, if you could fill out the questionnaire for me I'd be more than grateful. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JJK9SCX Thankyou for reading :)
  12. Horse Health
    Okay, I'm in a situation where I absolutely cannot get to work even though I really want to. If it helps at all, the horses are Standardbred colts and fillies who harness race. The horses got fed grain at 6:45 am, I am supposed to clean stalls and feed hay at around 9:00 am, and give lunch grain...
  13. Horse Health
    Hello! I don't often post in forums, but I am hoping someone can give me some advice. I have a very green 9 year old Oldenburg gelding that I bought in September. I took a risk and bought him because of his breeding, movement, potential and price. I knew I was rolling the dice. They claimed...
  14. Horse Talk
    Hi. I'm not sure if this is in the right category or not, but I just need to write out everything i'm thinking or i'll explode. So I apologize in advance if this turns out to be a rant. To start off with, I have loved horses ever since I was born, and have always been determined to own one...
  15. Horse Health
    My gelding just had a bout with colic. I called the vet out three days ago and she said he had an impacted bowel. We had to inject him with Banamine a few times, and there was lots and lots of walking. I spent a lot of time with him, and checked on him at least once every few hours for days...
  16. Horse Health
    Question: Has anyone had a horse completely recover from an ascending colon displacement? Backstory: 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...
  17. Horse Health
    Hello. I have a 5 year old quarterhorse/paint mare & put a fly mask on her for the first time 2 days ago. Yesterday afternoon I noticed her acting weird. She was lethargic, had no energy, had her ears pinned, and wouldn't drink or eat. I immediately removed the fly mask and hosed her off. I...
  18. Horse Health
    I have a 14 year old quarter horse mare. I took her for a ride and she acted completely fine. I cooled her off, took her back to the barn and fed. I hadn't changed my routine at all. When I was finished, I put her in her stall and she pooped. I gave her grain, she took a few bites, then acted...
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