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Is it sand colic?

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

  1. Jun 25, 2019
    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Can you call the or somehow get in touch with them ? I sure would hate to see your horse die, ...
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Is it coming from mouth or nose?

    If nose, could be choke -- something stuck in throat, he's not drinking -- maybe can't.

    Sand colic CAN cause diarrhea -- don't know where you live but if fed from ground, OR pastures very short, dirt/sand can build up in gut. BAD but can be taken care of with Sand Clear -- available TSC or most feed stores. Beet pulp fed fairly regularly can also prevent more of these issues. It helps attach to & remove much sand.

    EITHER choke &/or colic is life threatening. You need a vet. :hugs
     
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    MiniGoatsRule

    MiniGoatsRule Chillin' with the herd

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    I have called a vet and am waiting for them to call me back... I will meet them at my barn today. Do any of you know Dr. John Smart?
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    What state do you live in ? If you put it in your avatar it will help us in identifying your climate and aide in giving you help with your questions :)
     
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    MiniGoatsRule

    MiniGoatsRule Chillin' with the herd

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    Sorry about that. I live in Belgrade, Montana, U.S.A.
     
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    MiniGoatsRule

    MiniGoatsRule Chillin' with the herd

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    Winters are freezing balls and summers are cooking as "H E Double Hockey Stick"
     
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    Just put montatana on your avatar. ..not the town....:thumbsup
    Please keep us up to date about your Casper.......
     
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    MiniGoatsRule

    MiniGoatsRule Chillin' with the herd

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    Thanks for the help and support, I owe you guys! Casper got into some weeds yesterday on the trail ride, we need to keep an eye out for signs of colic. If I can help you guys with advice in a thread, give me the link, or anything else I can do...
     

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    Baymule

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    I hope your Casper is ok. I have a 30 year old cremello QH gelding, the love of my life. I was once a kid with a horse, I get where you are coming from.
     
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    MiniGoatsRule

    MiniGoatsRule Chillin' with the herd

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    If he is that old he must be living a crazy healthy life
     
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