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    Default Post Colic Care

    Horse is under a vets care, but thought I would get experiences/opinions.

    After horse colics (gas colic related to dehydration), how do you structure turnout/feed/etc.

    Because dehydration is believed to have been a factor and our record high temps are continuing, vet recommended well soaked hay cubes for a week, then soaked hay for a week, and solo night turnout. Slowly transitioning back to his normal feed.



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    Sounds like a good plan. You can add a pro or prebiotic (or both) if you feel like it would help. Also there's supplements like Tractgard that offer multiple gut-healthy things in it like probiotics, antacid, linseed as a manure softener, and electrolytes. Although I've heard with dehydrated horses you sometimes don't want to give electrolytes.

    Also, be sure there's a salt block available to the horse at all times. If there isn't already, install a fan in the stall to help keep the horse cool.
    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!



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    He's got a fan and is on a stomach buffer.



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    Quote Originally Posted by IBWmassage View Post
    He's got a fan and is on a stomach buffer.
    Sounds like you're really getting those bases covered! Make sure all his meals are as soupy as possible, and try and keep him on that 'soup diet' until the heat subsides. Perhaps even flavor his water with some molasses/apple juice/gatorade/peppermint extract?
    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!



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