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Is it sand colic?

Discussion in 'Diseases & Injuries - Horses, Mules, and Donkeys' started by MiniGoatsRule, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Jun 24, 2019
    MiniGoatsRule

    MiniGoatsRule Overrun with beasties

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    I have a wonderful 16 or 17 year old Cremello quarter horse gelding named Casper. We were on a trail ride today and he was feeling sluggish and lethargic, he was foaming green saliva, and he has diarrhea. BAD. He also is dehydrated and won't drink much. Is it sand colic? We have meds if so.
     
  2. Jun 24, 2019
    Baymule

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    frustratedearthmother

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    If I had a 16 or 17 year old horse with those symptoms I'd call my vet. They can go down so quickly. I hope he gets better for you.
     
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    promiseacres

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    If he's dehydrated a vet can definitely help him with some fluids. Biggest sign of colic is NO gut sounds. Hope he's doing better this morning
     
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    If anything he has too many gut sounds... But at other times he has zero noises from there. I will contact our vet. Thanks guys! If you have any other ideas please do tell!
     
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    I will check on him today. I am going there either way, I need pictures for another thread. My goat is balding so I need to show where... I think a few of you guys were on that post
     
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    MiniGoatsRule

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    Now he can't keep his mouth closed and is having trouble keeping food inside
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    Please call a vet asap ......:(
     
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    But I'm only a kid and need my parents to approve (upsettingly)