Can we have a serious discussion about Colic? And Colic Prevention?
A friend's horse is colicking, and yet again, I find myself worried and upset...not only for her, but also for my horses. Colic is the one thing that would make me sell/give away ALL my horses and just do without. Perhaps its because one of my horses had colic surgery (came through just fine) and I will never forget THAT episode, even though I wasn't present.
An older horse person I knew claimed she'd not had a case of colic in 23 years as she ALWAYS fed her horses soup. I'm so paranoid I now do exactly that ... put about 1/2 gallon of water in all my guys' food at each feeding. Ghazzu...or any other vets out there ... is this water idea just a lot of hooey ... ? Or is there something to it?
I've added a poll to this thread ... what're your secrets? ideas? opinions? ESPECIALLY if you haven't had a colic in a long time.