Colic is a common disorder of the digestive system. It is caused by heavy internal parasitism, dehydration, excessive ingestion of sand, pedunculated lipoma and enterolith or fecalith. You can tell if a horse sweats, has gut pain, loud gut sounds, overly restless and attempts to roll. Treatments are analgesics, nasogastric tube, and an IV if necessary. The best prevention is to know your horse's habits. Give them fresh water, keep an eye out for these symptoms.
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