Breeders of beautiful Miniature Horses with Action!
Quality Breeding ~ Quality Transport
Maryann & Brianna Cerullo
5643 SW Minson Rd.
Powell Butte, OR 97753
is frightening to every horse owner and it should be! Colic can mean the possibility
of a horse
dying. One thing that some
realize is that Colic is a symptom, not a sickness.
It is a general term meaning a "belly-ache". There
also two basic types of Colic and the causes can stem
such as internal parasites, dry feed,
food, and impactions. Miniatures seem
to be somewhat
more susceptible to colic than their larger equine
that's because of the smaller size of their
Colic is one of the leading causes of death in horses
there is a surgical remedy for colic, it is not always
it is extremely expensive.
going any further,
when a horse is showing that they are colicking, you should call your
veterinarian. That is the MOST important
first step. The
other steps regarding this
subject involve recognizing the colic and having the
vet will recommend on hand.
are two common types
of colic. One is called a
Colic". The other is referred to as an Impaction. Your
vet, upon examination, can usually tell
the difference. We highly advise horse
owners to talk to their veterinarian BEFORE a colic
ever occurs about
subject and go over what they recommend.
people will know when
their horse doesn't feel well. The
will not be interested in eating their feed. It
may also lay down and not jump back to its feet when
spoken to. And finally, it
may roll over,
down......This is the time to jump in, pull your horse
away from the
call your vet IMMEDIATELY.
The basic supplies you should ask your vet about keeping on hand include:
may suggest some other supplies in addition to those