Signs of Colic in a Horse. Awesome Home Remedies

As a riding instructor, barn manager, and simply a horse lover, I consider it extremely important to familiarize yourself with the signs of colic and any home remedies for horse colic you can use before, the vet can arrive.


What is Colic in Horses?

Colic is a broad term for gastrointestinal discomfort in horses.  As horses have long necks, their anatomy makes it impossible for them to vomit when they are in a state of gastrointestinal distress. 

Four Major Kinds of Colics in Horses

1. Spasmodic Colic 2. Impaction Colic 3. Sand Colic: 4. Twisted Gut:

Signs and Symptoms

The most common signs and symptoms of colic are: * Lying down more than usual * Kicking at the belly * Stretching out from front to back, or sitting on their hind legs * ...

Awesome Home Remedies for Colic in Horses

A horse in distress is often quite disturbing for both the horse and their caretaker. There are a few steps you can take to ease their pain and while waiting for the vet to arrive.

Aromatherapy According to the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, horses have very keen senses of smell and aromatherapy has been proven effective for a variety of ailments ... Herbal Treatments According to Horse Talk NZ, herbs like Dandelion, Valerian Root, Chamomile, Meadowstreet, and Peppermint, can be used to help calm inflammation and aid digestion in horses ...

Equine Massage and Acupressure One of the aspects of colic that makes horses so uncomfortable is the stagnant gut, therefore, any kind of home remedy that is non-invasive and can stimulate the gut is worth trying ... Walking A home colic remedy almost every single person can perform for their horse is walking.  Walking helps to get the gut moving and can keep a horse and its owner calmer when a horse is in distress ...

Even though, calling your vet when you observe any signs of colic is the first step you should take, however, any steps that you can take to ease the horse’s pain and anxiety, will help to keep the situation from going from bad to worse.


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