Colic-Myth-Buster

Colic Myth Buster

Common myth:

If a colicky horse is passing manure, he will be fine.

Busted:

Not necessarily so, say veterinary surgeons. While it is a positive sign if a horse is passing manure, it doesn’t rule out a blockage farther up in the intestinal tract. An evaluation of gut sounds and an internal exam are the best indicators of GI tract status. Always contact your veterinarian if you suspect your horse is suffering from a bout of colic.

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