Horses, Colic

Horses, Colic

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:42 am

What a week had a sick daughter Thursday and Friday. Horse developed colic so we have been dealing with that. Had the vet out pumped stomach with water and mineral oil. ( Long hose down through the nostril to the stomach ) Lots of walking. My back is killing me. We gave him some mashed beet pulp with lots of water trying to get him better hydrated. Not a fun filled weekend.
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:49 am

Yep, that colic sux Dave. Tie her to a 4 wheeler/ lawn mower--8N--whatever :) Go easy on that beet pulp-- you got them fancy horses like coalnewbie or just them beat up quarter horses like mine? ;)
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:54 am

freetown fred wrote:Yep, that colic sux Dave. Tie her to a 4 wheeler/ lawn mower--8N--whatever :) Go easy on that beet pulp-- you got them fancy horses like coalnewbie or just them beat up quarter horses like mine? ;)




J.P. is a retired Standardbred. I nicknamed him Marmaduke. I had him since 05 he has colic twice this year , never before.
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:58 am

Got anything new/ weird coming up in the pasture?? It's been nothing but a lot of strange weeds w/ the dry & then much wet.I had a mare that loved her milk thistle & came real close to colicin. I bush hog'd the crap. None of the other horses would touch it.
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:13 am

freetown fred wrote:Got anything new/ weird coming up in the pasture?? It's been nothing but a lot of strange weeds w/ the dry & then much wet.I had a mare that loved her milk thistle & came real close to colicin. I bush hog'd the crap. None of the other horses would touch it.


I didn't see anything new. I was hoping on redoing the pasture this year but my 2nd pasture is actually on the neighbors and they had a pipeline go through this year.
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:53 am

I hope Marmaduke feels better soon. Colic is no fun & can go from "concern" to "scary" way quicker than we like. Keep walking!
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:13 pm

Yes, often a change of weather does it and this time of year is the worst. A little repeat Banamine keeps them feeling better. If you think a horse is going to colic, Banamine IV immediately preferably or IM if you do not have the skills. Some vets do not allow that one as they have to keep up the private plane payments you know like my stove supplier. If it happens again like freddy says keep them walking never let them go down until the vet turns up. Me having fancy horses? What is a horse worth - the price of dog meat plus whatever Someone is prepared to pay.
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:54 pm

He seems to have passed the blockage. He hardly went today and seemed to be getting more uncomfortable so I called the vet to come out again. I gave him the banimine already about 2hrs earlier. Since I had to wait for the vet anyway I went and borrowed a friends trailer. I know how much he would go and make a mess whenever I trailered him in the past so I figured, what do I have to lose. It has been a while since he has gone anywhere so it took a little while to get him in. I wasn't in a big hurry because he was already getting that nervous look. He finally dropped a few like big pellets but softer than I have seen since Friday. Got him in the trailer and off we went. Get back about 20 mins later and quite a bit came out. The vet was there so he received another dose of the tube to the belly. He was sedated so I had to wait about an hr before walking him go back to the stall and I looks like he is out of the woods. So next time someone rides with me and says I am scaring the crap out of them I will be more careful because I wouldn't want that in my truck. :D
Looks like JP will live to ride another day. Thanks for the support. I was getting pretty worried since this has been going on since Friday. I was also trying not to let on to my wife how nervous I was for him.
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:57 pm

Nice Dave. Good thinkin on that one. :)
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:22 pm

Yea cant say I have ever been this exited about horse Crap. If only it were this easy to get Washington to move with all their crap.
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:25 pm

The patient seems fine today. Now for the slow introduction to hay. This weather sucks not cold enough to make him drink not hot enough to make him drink. I will just have to watch him better. He filled the stall last night.
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:42 pm

Nice, keep us/me (LOL) updated. Be good to wet the hay for a while.
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:28 pm

He filled the stall last night.


There you go .....
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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:11 pm

Update, JP has moved on to greener pastures. I have not been able to keep weight on him lately today he had a case of severe colic. Yesterday he was fine. I called the vet and told her to come prepared it did not look good. She got there and we felt he was really in pain 160 heart beat. And the best was to put him down.
Sounds strange but he was a good friend and a terrific horse and will be really missed. My daughter drew a really nice pic to be buried with him and we all got to say our goodbyes. RIP JP


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Re: Horses, Colic

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:27 pm

Sorry to hear that Flyer, heck I had a hard time when they had to put my neighbors horse down it's never easy. As you said he's in greener pastures & running pain free now.
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