Just Jingles for the mare ~ any fever ? If this continues I would suggest vet - blood work ~ infection coming on ???? Monitor water intake actually just keep monitoring all the I's & O's - ins and outs ~ GOOD LUCK ~
Last edited by Zu Zu; Jul. 6, 2010 at 09:39 AM.
tlak to the barn owner as they are in control of the yard and horses welfare
if the owner is away and shes still ill then the barn owner has a duty to call the vet out
as it could be anything and if colic for exsample then you dont muck about with it you call a vet as in asap
Has a vet been involved? If not, who gave the mineral oil and how?
It's risky allowing food to a horse who may be in the midst of a serious colic issue, such as an impaction.
Is she still the same now, 12 hours after the OP?
Does the BO require owners to leave notification of how to deal with a sick/injured horse when the owner is gone? Does the vet require any notification on who is allowed to call for help for an absentee-owner horse? Things to think about for both parties.
Colic can absolutely present as a very quiet horse.
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