Horse Care Tutorial: Colic

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Horse Care Tutorial: Colic

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If you want to own a horse, it’s very important that you learn as much as you can about looking after horses. If you want your beloved friend to stay healthy and live longer, you need to be able to take care of it well.

I found a great article that gives information about colic in horses. Now this may be not your most favorite of topics, but it’s actually a pretty good read. 🙂 The link is at the end, after our notes.

Colic is one of the most fatal gastro-intestinal disturbances among horses (especially the older ones). It’s important that you know how to identify the signs and symptoms so that you can have your horse checked by a vet before it gets worse.

Prevention is key, so if you want to avoid this problem, you have to have your horse checked regularly, especially older ones. Just because they are at the peak of their health doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be assessed every now and then.

Keep their food in a clean, and dry place. Make sure that it isn’t moldy. If it is, don’t risk feeding your horse with it and just throw it out or use it as fertilizer. Don’t overfeed your horses and if you need to change their diet, try doing it gradually.

If your horse is in a lot of pain, call the vet at once. Try to calm him down and talk in a really soothing voice. Don’t show your anxiety to it because it can feel your vibe. It can become even more nervous if you exhibit frustration. If you are a newbie to handling horses, always ask help from an expert. Also, if the horse starts kicking and rolling, try to stay away because it can get dangerous.

If your horse is handled very well, it will really live longer. Thankfully, because of the rapid advancement of veterinary medicine, most medical issues can be addressed. Give your horses proper food, shelter, exercise, and grooming. I’m sure that your horse will love you for it!

Read more about colic in horses by clicking on the link below!

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