Welcome to Day 11 – Detecting Colic
Today’s topic is learning how to detect colic in its early stages and being prepared in case your horse does colic. This is a very important topic since the earlier you can detect colic, the better your prognosis is for colic survival. So let’s work on our learning activities so we can enhance our “detective powers” and pick up the signs of colic in the early stages and know what to do next. Horses, as they are prey animals, will hide signs of pain and distress, so it is even more important that we learn to detect the signs of colic as it can be subtle in the early stages. Colic can be a very painful time for the horse and can “go south” quickly, so being prepared is a big part of our responsibility for our horses.
And don’t forget to join in and ask questions of our guest speakers for each of the 3 breeds!