hey all i put my firstpost in the wrong place, well now i found my way here goes. i had a mare colic on me, got her over that now she is not acting like herself. she always wolfed down her food ate like she was starved, now she is nibbling at her food, hay, i let her out witch she has always been out, she took 1-2 bites of grass went back in barn and stood in corner. her baby will be 1 month old tomarrow. she's not making much milk, really never did i dont know if we are in for another round of illness or is she trying to get feeling better. please help mispie
You should have the mare evaluated by a veterinarian. A bulletin board such as this cannot possibly take all of the environmental and other variables into account. The mare may be perfectly OK, or she may be in serious trouble. Call your vet and discuss it with them!
Agreed,that you should consult your vet. With that said. There can be many things affecting her. Did you consult a vet to begin with ? Is the vet the one that helped to get her though the colic or did you treat her yourself ? She may have some sort of blockage that needs to get moving through her system. She may need a dose or two of mineral oil to get her system moving again. Is the mare pooping ? whats it like ? Is the mare drinking ? Make sure that baby has full access to water and hay. Make sure that neither are dehydrating. It would be worth a vet call if you have any doubts to reassure you that things are normal or if they need more attention. Don't wait for a emergency to make the call, have her checked out.
first off please execpt my apolgy on the posting of 2x's. yea we had the vet out, but before she could get here we gave her banamine, walked her the vet went up and cleaned out what was there and oiled her. to make along story short i think she will be ok now it's were are all still on edge from this happening it was our first time for this and i posted this the day after it happened and i was so scared about it all. thanks to all. mispie
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