Be ready to prevent, treat deadly colic.
Colic know-how can save your horse from this No. 1 killer. Abdominal pain can be caused by gas in the digestive tract; obstructions and feed impactions; bowel twists, tumors, or ruptures—even issues elsewhere in the body. Call your vet immediately if you notice restlessness, sweating, groaning, pawing, looking at the belly, or attempting to roll. Move your horse to a well-bedded stall or small paddock. Walking him for 10 minutes at a time may provide some relief until the vet arrives.
Colic pain can cause thrashing, so a well-bedded stall or other safe location is necessary until your veterinarian arrives.