Colic

Is your horse rolling? Looking at his flanks? Constantly getting up and down? Pawing?

Understanding Colic-
Colic is not a disease, but rather a combination of symptoms and signs to alert us to abdominal pain in our equine friends.  If these symptoms are noticed they should never be ignored, colic can range from mild colic to a severe life-threatening colic.

Recognizing Colic

  • Looking at their flanks
  • Pawing
  • Kicking at their abdomen
  • Stretching out without urinating
  • Rolling
  • Sitting in a dog like position
  • Lack of appetite
  • Not drinking
  • No bowel movements
  • Little or no digestive sounds
  • Sweating
  • Repeatedly lying down
  • Depressing
  • Curling of the lip
  • Elevated pulse

Colic is the number one killer of horses!!