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build-up of gas in the horse's gut can cause all sorts of problems, one of the
worst being colic. Does your horse have any of these symptoms:|
HE BLOATED AND IN PAIN?|
HE HAVE TO HAVE RESTRICTED
HE MISERABLE AND DEPRESSED?|
HIS EXERCISE ROUTINE SUFFERED OR MAYBE STOPPED?|
YOU HAD TO GIVE UP COMPETING?|
THE GAS BUILD-UP LED TO MORE SERIOUS PROBLEMS?|
are just some of the problems facing the owners of horses who get bloated due
to excess gas build-up in the gut. Often it is caused by grass, but can be caused
by a number of other things too.
If we sit and think about it for a while,
what would we do for ourselves if we were bloated with gas? Well there are a number
of treatments, from drinking boiled water to taking medication or natural remedies.
One of the remedies used by many people, including myself, is charcoal capsules.
I will explain more about charcoal later.
If we have a bad stomach ache
sometimes it can help to vomit and get rid of whatever is causing the ache. But
it's not so easy for horses.
WE GIVE OUR HORSES SOMETHING TO MAKE THEM VOMIT?
not. Some people may not know, but horses cannot vomit.
Horses have a
band of muscle around the oesophagus as it enters the stomach. This band works
as a one-way valve. Food passes down the oesophagus into the stomach as the valve
relaxes, but when it squeezes down on the opening, it cuts off the passage for
food going back up. In horses, this muscle closes so powerfully they simply can't
Also, the oesophagus meets the stomach at an angle, which enhances
the cut-off function when the horse's stomach is bloated with food or gas. Then,
the stomach wall pushes against the valve, closing the oesophagus off even more
One huge problem for horses is gas build-up in the gut. Horses
can gas-up for various reasons, but one of the most common reasons is grass. Yes
- a horse's favourite and most natural food can cause the most debilitating pain,
sometimes leading to more severe and extremely life-threatening problems.
One of those problems is gas-induced
or gastric colic.
am only referring to the colic that may be brought on by the build-up of gas in
the gut and no other colic
I am only touching slightly on colic and how
to spot symptoms. Your vet will be able to give you as much information as you
need on colic and as well as that there is an abundance of information available
on the Internet on the subject.
This site is predominantly about gas
build-up and how to maintain a healthy digestive system in your horse.
in the gut is extremely painful and CAN, but may not necessarily, lead to colic
in varying degrees of severity. Colic is one of the most dangerous and costly
equine medical conditions which is estimated to occur in one out of every 10 horses
each year and is believed to be the number one killer of horses.
StabelLabel's Gas-Ease is a tremendous product. My story about
it will echo others. And I tell everyone I meet about how it saved Fahadd, literally.
In the spring of 2010, I was riding Fahadd, a 14-yr old, never sick,
firecracker Arabian gelding, when he nearly buckled to the ground from the trot.
Within minutes, he was standing calm again. Weeks later, I found him with an injured
eye, as if he'd cast himself that night-but nothing was broken or revealed what
occurred. We treated the eye. But he was now rolling more, and would drop to the
ground in the pasture and lay still for long periods, always uncomfortable. Riding
was soon out of the question. Over the past 2 years, he had recurring gas colics-a
year between the first and second episodes, then 6 months again, and then almost
every 5-7 days like clockwork. My vet took x-rays, tested for small strongyle
infestation, performed a belly tap to release a lot of fluid at a bad point, did
ultrasounds, blood work, and even tested for salmonella. The only finding was
a very slight thickening in the wall of his small intestine. We put him on anti-inflammatories
for pain, added Yea-Sacc live yeast culture for gas, fed carefully in small amounts,
added Ulcer Guard. The pain abated some but the gas kept on. I got good at predicting
an attack. He'd get this dull eye, his tail up like a pain flag, trot across the
pasture to the next spot to sink to the ground. Then repeat: hour after hour.
I researched as much as I could-nothing helpful about treating gas specifically..........please
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