- Aug 2, 2010
i have a horse showing mild signs of colic. i had this about 2 weeks ago two with another horse, the weather is up and down a lot lately and my horses live outside so its not like they come into a warm cozy barn at night when the temp drops off. trouble is, she got out this AM so i dont know if she got into anything, and they were all running around quite a bit. so it could be a few things that set it off. i thought it could be choke at first because she has a few times with grain, so i soak it now. but she didnt get her grain yet before i noticed this so i dont see how she would have choke, she never has from anything else. plus nothing is running from her nose. so im quite positive its colic, not much for gut sounds either. id like to try treating this before i have a vet out, so please dont reccomend that, i will know when its time to have one out. shes standing now, but when i tired to offer a mash she flipped her lip up at it (which is also what she does when she chokes so thats why i thought at first) she wont eat hay either, just paws at it. i gave a dose of banamine and i went to get some mineral oil, but of course they dont sell it in a huge jug. i only have a pint, i will get more if i need to. i know when the vets tube them they pump a gallon or so into them, but im wondering if i syringe it myself, how much do i really need to give before i wait to see if she will need more? i gave her 140ccs so far, 4 syringes of a 35cc syringe. any advice on other methods i could try? i heard an old timer gave his horse some mixture and i cant remember what it was, warm water and epsom salt or something. she wont eat or drink so whatever she gets into her will have to be syringed. also, i know people have give pink bismol (sp?) any ideas or home remedies you have used?