My gelding seems to always have really bad gas! It has gotten so bad in the last 2 months that when I went on vacation the BO of the boarding stable called me to tell me she thought he was starting to colic. He does this all the time! He will eat his grain, barely touch his hay, drink a little water and then he will bite at his sides, lay down and roll and then get up all the while passing gas... This usually goes on for several hours and then he will stop biting his sides and rolling but he acts like he really doesn't feel to good. When he rolls he usually passes A LOT of gas. His stool is normal.
He gets 1 scoop of Safe Choice 2x a day and free choice good quality grass hay. Sometimes stalled at night if it is really cold but he is turned out every morning and stays out all day long.
I did a little research and the only thing I could find really was that sometimes horses get gas colic from not drinking enough water due to sudden temp changes.
Ok, so maybe I should add some eloctolytes to his water to get him to drink more?
But, would this be happening EVERY day? I've had him for 4 months and he's always been this way since I got him. I'm worried that one day it will turn into a bad colic and I won't even recogonize it because he is like this all the time.
Could it be an ulcer or something?
I have had him on Probios digestive support for about a month and haven't noticed any difference at all. I plan to keep him on it just because it is good for him, but is there anything else I can do besides taking him to the vet literally everytime he farts, lol?
Edited by turninnburninonjay, 02 January 2009 - 11:29 PM.