Prayers request for Crissa and her mare.

Discussion in 'Other Pets' started by kelebek, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I just received a text from Crissa that her horse is not doing well - she is colicing. She said that she caught it ealy but she is still real worried. Crissa asked if I would please put a post up for prayers for her horse .....

    Please send every positive thought that you can find for her and her mare.......

    Thank you

    I will let you know if I hear any news.
     
  2. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Tell her that she needs to get a warm soapy water with Mineral oil in the rectum of the horse. I used about a gallon on my guy.
    And I am sure she knows, but walk walk walk. I also got mineral oil in my guys mouth with a a big syringe. I put gatorade in it so it had a flavor she he did not inhale it in his lungs.
     

  3. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Crissa says her horse is doing better now - passed gas

    she is in contact via phone with her boss who is helping her.
     
  4. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Update - SHE POOPED!!!!! Not alot - about 1/2 of normal. But as Crissa said - some is better then none!
     
  5. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    she just told me too :leap: continued prayers for a full recovery!

    Young horses bounce back from colic pretty good so she should be fine
     
  6. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Now she has a little lamb that is down with seizures who is really cold - poor girl can not catch a break
     
  7. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    Crissa's little lamb did not make it - :( :(
     
  8. KW Farms

    KW Farms Moderator Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Wapato, WA
    Gosh, that poor girl. How sad. That is very good news that her horse recovered quickly though.
     
  9. SDK

    SDK New Member

    Jun 26, 2008
    Yucaipa ca
    poor crissa!! she just can't get a break
     
  10. greatcashmeres

    greatcashmeres New Member

    Jul 13, 2008
    Maine
    Crissa, my continued prayers for your horse, and for strength for you as you greive the loss of your little lamb. I am so very sorry. :(
     
  11. AlaskaBoers

    AlaskaBoers New Member

    May 6, 2008
    Wasilla Alaska
    :hug:
    Having animals is ALWAYS a challenge, :( get some rest crissa!
     
  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Oh man.....I feel so bad for her.. :( ..glad the horse is getting better....prayers are being sent her way..... :pray: I am so sorry... for the loss of her lamb.... :hug:
     
  13. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    Thank you everyone for your prayers, I don't know if I could have taken losing my horse. We have no idea why she coliced, this is the second time she's coliced since I've owned her, and seemingly for no reason. (I've owned her two years)

    And I have NO clue what happened to the lamb! It was really strange, I fed everyone and watched him (he was the smallest so I always kept my eye on him) he was running with his momma and nursing, so I went and worked with the horse. My friend comes over to help me out and goes into the barn to see everyone and finds the lamb down convulsing! I just have no idea where it came from, he was acting fine just a little while ago. So I brought him in and tried to get his temp up, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be. So I am now DETERMINED to get a necropsy done on him.

    Luckily everyone else seems to be doing fine. Supposedly we're going to get hit by another small winter storm later this week. I think I may lose my mind.
     
  14. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Have you tried feeding beet pulp? I really think it helps with horses who have stomach issues.
     
  15. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    changes in weather can cause colic in horses -- Im just learning about horses but maybe you should do some reading on it and see if its diet related or not. She may just be one of those that is prone to colic which is not fun
     
  16. Epona142

    Epona142 The farm that Hope began

    May 25, 2008
    Madisonville, TX
    I've heard a lot of horses don't drink enough water during winter, and it causes them to colic. On the big horse forum I'm a part of, they recommend adding salt to the grain ration to encourage the horse to drink more in the winter.
     
  17. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    Yeah that's what my boss told me as well. That's one of the things that my friend brought me today to help, she brought some warm water and we added a little sugar to sweeten it as well (we put something else in it as well, but my mind is blank at the moment, it'll come to me later), but that seemed to help as after she drank a bit and I walked her a couple of circuits she FINALLY pooped! I was soooo happy! (wow, never though I'd say that I was happy to see a horse poop! lol)
     
  18. Idahodreamer

    Idahodreamer Senior Member

    omgosh, Crissa how scary! Glad she is doing better.
    Sorry about your lamb. :(
     
  19. Crissa

    Crissa New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Cashion, Oklahoma
    Thanks Idahodreamer, she's my baby. She was really wanting me to pet on her for a while afterwards too so I did.

    That would not surprise me. I'll definitely be looking into it.

    My boss suggested giving her a bran mash with water and molasses in it once a week to try and keep everything moving well. She did that for a horse of hers that was prone to colicing as well.
     
  20. Trace

    Trace New Member

    269
    Dec 28, 2008
    Crissa - I am glad to hear that your horse made it through her bout of colic.

    The last time she coliced - was it in the winter time? Could be she is not drinking enough. Make sure that she gets plenty of warm water.

    Have you changed her diet lately?

    Is she stalled or pastured?

    Tons of things can go into the mix for the reason for it.

    I have been through one bout of colic and it was horrible - my horse was only gas pain colic - no impaction - mine was treated by pain killers.