Post Number: 36
|Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 05:28 am: ||
Ok i know wrong place but im in a hurry.
My colt (8 months) went down with what seems to be colic around 5 tonight, the vet was called as he seems to be haveing seasiurs. Just floping down and uncontroabley from side to side. Mind you i dont trust the vet from bad experiences before but there the only ones. The vet thougth colic she began treating with seditive and what ever i wasnt there. The colt was so heavly sadated the vet said it should knock out a grown horse and still he sniffs his belly they flops over and rolls. then winds up with his feet up on his back and his head going strage directions. HE got up and pooped at 6 and 1:30pm with no real apperent problem.
The vet sayes its an ulser, brought on from stress from a recent injury, we have not changed diet, our done anything with him in 3 motnhs except make it easy for him to eat. no mold or anything that could have made him sick and not the two that are with him. It makes me cry to seem him this way and we are pushing for putting him to sleep as the sedatives are bearly takeing the edge off his pain. She has him on gastric aid and peopto.
Ohh other symtops are slight bloating in the last few hours, gas, teath grinding,not eating much sence early morning and he is making a slight grunting noise but doesnt appear to be pushing.
Please if anyone has had an ulser or might have any suggestions for me please let me know right away.
or i will check back in a few
Again he is pooping with out struggling
Post Number: 538
|Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 05:54 am: ||
I would get him to the nearest university. I have had horses with severe ulcers and unless you have noticed change in his appetite as in nonexistant then I would have to think no to ulcers.
Post Number: 88
|Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 11:39 am: ||
The second last paragraph where you describe the symptoms sounds very much like Tetanus. Has he had regular Tet shots?
Post Number: 37
|Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 11:48 am: ||
Testus shot and boster was supose to be given last week but i jsut bought it two days ago and was going to give it yesterday. his appitite was gone last night. Last week other then he wouldnt touch his grain with the meds but he would eat it with out, but the other horse wouldnt touch it eather, but nothing before this. I would love to take him to WSU but right now its not an option. He will not trailer.
He got an absess a few weeks ago but strangly enuff it was under skin, from bumping on the feeder we were told. He has been recieving antibiotics and bute once. She seems to think that the stress from that is what caused the ulsers.
Marilyn Lemke - Dora due 7/31/08
Senior Stallion or Mare
Post Number: 1035
|Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 11:52 am: ||
If he had or has and absess, it could be tetanus. Can you ask the vet if that's what's causing his problems?
Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Post Number: 841
|Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 02:46 pm: ||
Why won't he trailer? He's 8 months right, you can get him in a trailer if it's a life and death situation which it sounds like. This horse needs to get to a equine hospital ASAP. Please keep us posted as I'm sure we will all worry!
Post Number: 84
|Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 09:16 pm: ||
The bute and the antibiotics could have brought on the ulcers. I would ask your vet about putting him on probotic paste, Ranitidine(Pepsid) or cinamitedine (Tagamet) and pepto bismol, crush the pills and mix with corn syrup squirt it in his mouth, don't put it in his feed. Try not to put anything in his feed he might not like.
I had a colt that came down with an ulcer at around 8 months of age, after he had been on some antibiotic for a snotty nose. I gave him probotic paste, cinamitedine (Tagamet - I got the generic from the Family Dollar Store) and pepto bismol. My colt wouldn't eat if I gave him a scoop of feed but if I put 1 cup of beet pulp with a little feed in his feed tub he would eat that. So I fed him one cup every hour or two for about a week then increased the amount gradually and decrease the number of feeding per day.
After he started eating 4 meals a day I put probotic powder and a handful of calcium carbonate in his beet pulp and feed every feeding for the next 2 years. I got the calcium carbonate from a local feed mill, it was cheap about $5 for 50 pound bag. When every he had to have antibiotic, bute or banamine I give him cinamitedine or ranitidine and probotic paste. Every time I worm him I give him probotic paste for for a couple of days.
Post Number: 90
|Posted on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 04:32 pm: ||
What is his gum colour like? This sounds serious I too wouldn't hesitate to get him to an equine hospital. "He won't trailer" sounds like a lame excuse (forgive me), especially if your vet has sedated him heavily. What are the chances he has colitis? Sounds like something my 8 month old weanling went through (and sadly he didn't make it).
Best of luck to you!
Post Number: 392
|Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 08:50 pm: ||
Corina... how is your colt? I just saw your post, any update?