Never underestimate a pain in a horse’s tum

No matter what age, young or old, if your horse is looking restless and uncomfortable in any way call the vet.

Time is of the essence and can mean the difference between the horse surviving or not.

Horses cannot vomit so any pain in the tum can be serious.

Unfortunately sometimes these things happen in the middle of the night and nothing can be done. Your horse is fine when you check before going to bed but in can be a different story in the morning as happened to me today.

My Excites yearling colt was fine and cheeky last night but this morning he was writhing in pain and could not be saved

How many top stallions have been lost to colic? Only a few weeks ago High Chapparral was another top stallion lost.

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By Marina Dulhunty

I am a Small breeder of Thoroughbred horses for commercial sale and to race. I Started this site to provide a selling and marketing alternative for breeders with weanlings and yearlings to sell. Small breeders in particular can find it hard and expensive to leave their properties to go to the major sales. This site provides us with an online alternative to the major sales. The site can also be used to advertise youngsters being sold at the major sales and, if any youngsters are passed in, the site is an ongoing marketing platform to continue to market yearlings and weanlings after the sales are over. Trainers can also use the site to advertise shares in yearlings that they have bought at the sales.

January 9, 2015 3:08 am