Thursday, October 19, 2017

Horse Health

Although colic is one of the most commong diseases found in horses, it is also considered one of the most dangerous.  Veterinary attention is essential.  It is an acute gastrointestinal problem.  Some horses that are diagnosed with colic may have waste in the intestines, in other horses it may be just a stomach ache caused by changing the food or the horse eating too fast.  

Some signs of colic to watch out for are:
  • horses tend to bite at their stomachs
  • roll in their stalls
  • refuse to eat
  • their gums lack moisture
  • gut sounds will have lessened or ceased