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Horse Colic

How to avoid Horse Colic

It is important as a horse owner to realize that horse colic is an unfortunate fact of life. Annual equine colic incidences of approximately 10% are quite common. Research reveals that 11% of affected horses die. Listed below are some of the management factors which are thought to increase the incidence of colic in horses. Horses which fall into high-risk categories, such as stabled horses in intense training and fit horses recently injured, should be monitored particularly closely.

  • allow as much pasture time as possible
  • maintain a regular feeding and exercise schedule
  • provide constant access to clean water
  • provide at least 60% of digestible energy from roughage
  • do not feed excessive carbohydrates
  • do not feed moldy hay or grain
  • feed hay and water before grain
  • provide access to forage for as much of the day as possible
  • do not over graze pastures and prevent ingestion of sand and dirt
  • do not feed or water horses before they have cooled out
  • make all changes in diet, exercise level and management slowly
  • feed ColiClenz™ Plus
  • control intestinal parasites

The accumulation of sand, dirt and harmful bacteria in the horse’s gut presents the risk of becoming trapped, creating serious health problems including colic in horses.

psyillium plant

Psyllium is widely used for the health benefits to humans and horses

Research has shown that large quantities of psyllium husk, fed in the proper dosage, will achieve the desired result of helping to avoid colic in horses.