I didn't really know cassie that well, but she was a beautiful expensive thoroughbred, but anyways she died from colic and a very young age, I think she was 4 years old, and they were just teaching her jumping, and she was extrememly good under saddle, and we'll shes gone. I just thought I would let ya'll know, and also people need to try and prevent this horse disease as much as possible, the barn I am at, is really clean and stuff, and they try to prevent this stuff as much as possible, but sometimes it's never enough, lets just hope none of the other horses get it.
DO they know what caused the colic? Many things can cause it, its more of a symptom rather a disease in its self. I lost a horse to colic 10 years ago. He was just a coming 3 year old with a bright future ahead of him. We were never 100% sure what caused it, we suspect it could have been acorns but not certain. He was hospitalized for a week until it eventually caused him to also "founder" to the point the hoof wall had just started to seperate. Thats when nothing else can be done but the unthinkable. I should stop talking about it before I cry.
Mypoodlerocks I do horse rescue in Colorado www.HarmonyHorseWorks.com..Here are a few things I know about Colic...Colic can be brought on by ALOT of things some colic is more sever then others.. Mild signs is a horse pawing at the ground with its front hoof. Turning their head & looking at there abdomen, restless, getting up & down frequently..The more sever colic signs are sweating, rolling on the ground, reluctant to stand, rapid respritory, heart rate elevated. Colic is brought on by many things...Change in diet if you do this do it gradually, Teeth problems its alwayes best to have their gums & teeth checked 2 times a year,Rapid & excessive grass eatting. If your horse is not a pasture horse I would not put them in a field with alot of grass to graze on your asking for trouble..Let them out 30 minutes at a time to eat grass & bring them in. Deworming is important as well..Mucking the stalls & getting the horse manure out. All of this can bring on some for of colic. hope this helps.
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colic is a sad subject for some people. fortunatly for me I haven't had to go threw that with our horses. I always feel bad for the people who lose a horse to colic. didn't anyone see any signs of the horse colicing or did they just find her? I have had a neibhor that had a horse colic and they helped her. but they caught it early enough.
Oh, I'm sorry. Your in my prayers though. I had colic when I was little and wouldn't stop crying..That's colic. I guess, she had a different type maybe. Hummm...That's sad. I bet the horse wonders where she's at. Who'll take care of the horses? You? Where you guys friends? Well, I know the barns were clean..I dont know what to say Im speechless! How old was she? Did you ever take TREC Theraputic Horses? I would suggest you post a coment under my forum I had made. Under horse talk. You know my username...I'll see you later! Bye. What kind of colic did she have by the way? There are about 5-6 types that I know about. I don't know the rest, and no I'm not a vet..If you thought I was. I'm a teenager.
i lost my horse play from colic in June and my vet said it could be a tummer in the gut .my play was 27 but never sick a day in his life untill that day and he was gone in 12 hours.he is sadly miss very much.god be with anybody who looses animal to colic it is hard to see them in so much pain and the vet doses there best to help them.
Im so sorry. my horse dieed from that too a couple years ago. I still miss Sterling. None of the other horses have even gotten close to getting it with all the percautions we have been taking. :( Im sorry for Cassie.