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Its Colic - - - KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN
When Days are warm and nights are cold. The horses drinking patterns are starting to change and because of this about 80% of the years colic will happen now. If you catch colic early it’s not a big problem but if you wait you are putting your horse in danger.
If this is your first colic season here is what you look for.
- If your horse rolls, gets up, shakes, and dust flies off – he is fine. If he shakes and no dust flies it is because there is a sheet of sweat close to his skin. Something is WRONG.
- If your horse is acting different it could be there is something WRONG.
- If your horse slows down eating, there is something WRONG.
- If your horse is biting at his side, there is something WRONG.
- If your horse is kicking at his belly, there is something WRONG.
- If your horse is ringing or snapping his tale, there is something WRONG
Give your horse a shot of banamine and get some Mineral Oil in him. If you try and help your horse and there is really nothing wrong it won’t hurt him at all. Sooooooo take a chance and help him!
- If your horse is down and rolling and won’t stay on his feet CALL THE VET and keep the horse walking.
- If your horse is dirty, dirt is sticking to him, sweating, CALL THE VET and keep the horse walking.
- If it is a weekend and you want to wait until Monday to save monies your horse may die.
If you horse is this bad you may not want to give him banamine. The Vet needs to see “all” his symptoms to treat him as best he can.
For new owners: Get yourself prepared. Your vet should be willing to give you one dose of banamine to keep on hand. He will also teach you how to use it. You should keep several jars of Mineral Oil on hand at all times! Six is a good number. Some horse like mineral oil, some don’t. You can pour as much as you think you horse will tolerate on his favorite food and see if he will eat it. If not put some in a syringe (no needle of course) and squirt a small amount in his mouth, holding his chin up, until he swallows. Do it until you get a goodly amount in him.
Thanks for reading www.horsetalk.rocks Barn Learning Notes. These are just a few things I have learned taking care of and breeding horses for the years. Remember that your Vet is your best resource. Use him, learn from him, and don’t let your horse hurt him! Connie Sue