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UPDATE AGAIN: jingles for my Old Man - colic! He's gone p.4

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    UPDATE AGAIN: jingles for my Old Man - colic! He's gone p.4

    AARRGGHHH, stupid colic!

    The weather here has been so cold that the water buckets have been freezing over night and during the day. I've been watching the horses and they do seem to be drinking (after I break the ice!), but I do worry that they're not getting enough.

    Today the Old Man colicked. He seemed a little off his feed in the morning, and he had a roll (which isn't unusual for him) - I made a mental note to keep an eye on him when I got back from work. Sure enough, when I got home he was down again. I went out to move the other horses from the pasture so I could check on him and just when I grabbed the phone to call the vet he jumped up and came over to me so we went for a walk instead. After the walk, he went down again, got up and had a drink then went down again. So I called the vet and she came right over.

    We were her third colic call of the day, and she said the worst as well. She gave him Banamine IV, tubed him with warm water and electrolytes and then mineral oil. She also gave him a sedative. He's not a candidate for surgery, as he's about 30 years old. I'm hoping it doesn't become so serious that THE decision needs to be made.

    So I'm asking for some POOP JINGLES for my Old Man, please!!!
    Last edited by Pocket Pony; Jan. 16, 2007, 02:59 PM.
    "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran

    I hate to hear that about your Old Man, but he is so lucky that you "inherited" him with your property! Jingles for him.
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              Lots of jingles for you and your Old Man!


                Jingles for your boy!
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                  Jingling for the Old Man!!!


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                        Sounds like your vet is on track. Many jingles!!!!
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                            Jingles from CO! Gotta love the old guys. Hope he pulls through!


                              Jingles for your old fellow, and for winter to make up it's mind whether it's here, or there, or on, or off!
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                                Jingles. I have an Old Man too,and dread these things with him too.
                                I hope you guys get better weather soon.
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                                  Fingers crossed - a trick that is worth trying is putting a tennis ball or some sort of ball in the water, with it moving about it will prevent ice from forming. Just make sure your horses are not too looney and think it is a monster and stay away from their water buckets.


                                    More jingles from GA!!!
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                                      Poop jingles!


                                        Major jingles! I love my oldsters and I can imagine how you are worrying!

                                        I know this is a total old farmer's remedy, but I swear it has worked for me...throw him in the horse trailer by himself, especially if he's the herd bound kind of old coot and let him scream for 5 minutes. Most likely you will be visited by the poop fairy if he is at all able to.