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Colic symptoms

Yesterday evening my heart sank. I walked up to Lolly’s stable and she was lying down looking uncomfortable. Having been in vet hospital for 3 days and 5 nights her routine has been totally turned up side down

She was looking at her flanks and generally uncomfortable. Sweating slightly at times. We listened to her gut and there were more noises on her right side.

Temperature was 37.2 and she had normal coloured membranes. We called the vet as you can’t muck around with colic.

Lolly slightly uncomfortable

Vet came and she gave her an internal everything seems OK, there were some droppings.  She had some pain killers and we decided that as she is ok to handle taking her for a pick of grass would help her.

She was checked again at 9pm, 12 midnight, 2am, 5am, 7am and 10 am.

She had some bute and some more grass at 10am. She has wet hay and a small amount of haulage to help her eat.

Dropping over night

It is always an extra emotional string to it when it’s your horse. When you work in the industry you are emotionally attached to the horses you work with, but you are trained to make the sensible decisions that help owners. When your horse is involved your mind goes from stable manager to owner and back again.

All her vital signs are normal and she is comfortable. From her laying down she is taking the strain off her injury and also she is tired from being in the vet hospital.

She is happily taking her medication and looking brighter every time I see her. Which is a good thing. She is also in season! Hey ho, bless her.

I’ll keep you updated and let you know how the drain removal goes.

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