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What are the symptoms of serious colic?
1. Lying down.2. Rolling 3. Looks anxious 4. Pawing 5. Kicking at belly 6. Sweating 7. HIgh pulse, heavy breathing 8. Thrashing, rolling violently 9. Discolored gums (red or bluish)
What are the early symptoms of colic?
1. Curled upper lip 2. Doesn't eat or move 3. Looks at barrel 4. Pawing 5. Stretching out as if to urinate 6. Lying down & getting up again 7 Slightly elevated pulse
Name 4 causes of colic.
Overeating Bad/spoiled food Sudden diet changes Hard work after eating Cold water when overheated Sand swallowed with feed Intestinal damage due to worms
Name 4 types of colic.
1. Spasmodic - cramps in bowel 2. Flatulent (gas) - built up gas in the intestine 3. Impaction - bowel blockage 4. Thromboembolism - blood supply cut off to bowel 5. Obstruction - twisted bowel
What is cribbing?
-Grabs solid object with teeth. -Arches neck. -Swallows air.
What is wood chewing?
Chews on wood, does not suck in air
What is stall kicking?
Kicking and smashing stall walls and doors with hind hoofs.
What is weaving?
Pony sways from side to side, swinging his head, shifting from foot to foot.
What is pawing?
Digs holes in stall floor. Tips over buckets.
What is tail rubbing?
Swaying the tail and rump hindquarters against fence or stall wall.
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