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If my horse is colicing when should I call my veterinarian?

If your horse is presenting signs of colic you should call your vet if

  • Heart rate is more than 60 beats per minute
  • Feed material is coming from the nostrils (EMERGENCY!)
  • You have to walk your horse to keep if from going down and rolling for more than 15-20 minutes in a one hour period.
  • Sweating
  • Gums are anything other than pink and moist
  • Your horse hasn't been "right " for more than 24 hours ( not pasisng normal amount of manure, not eating or drinking normally, or unusally quiet or depressed)

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