While everyone loves to spend hours with his horse, walk him all night hoping it passes manure is not anyone's dream. Colic is not a disease but a manifestation of abdominal pain. The anatomy of the horse’s digestive system and his tolerance for pain, make it very subject to colic.

 

Recognize the sign of colic is not difficult because it presents one or more of the following:

  • Horse is anxious

  • Does not eat

  • Is sweating

  • Lays down and gets up

  • Rolls on the ground

  • Looks at his belly

  • Hits his belly and cringe

  • Scrapes the ground with hoof

 

Two options are available to you, if the discomfort is mild, you can walk him for twenty minutes and see if there is improvement. If the horse has more severe signs, call the vet immediately and walk the horse while you wait for his arrival.

 

There are many causes of colic. Our sandy area is unfortunately conducive to sand colic. It is important to check for sand in your horses’ manure and treat them with psyllium as needed when the test is positive. For the treatment’s duration, contact me. To prevent the accumulation of sand, psyllium supplementation for 1 week per month will promote the elimination from the digestive tract before it triggers bowel problems or other digestive disorders.

 

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The majority of colics can be treated well at home without major consequences for the horse, but this condition is not to be taken lightly because it is very painful for the horse and intervention at the right time can save the life your faithful companion or avoid surgery.