COLIC in the Equine

Colic, by far, is the number one killer of horses. Compared to other deadly conditions, the cases associated with colic experience the highest fatality rate. Colic in Domestic animals can be an emergency situation and must be treated quickly to save severely affected individuals.

Current Therapies for Horses with Colic

We recommend the use of EPIC II CL® when dealing with Colic. Once the animal is restored to health however, we recommend Karbo Combo® be given daily at the listed maintainance level.

EPIC II CL® is recommended because it is a liquid and acts fast. (NOTE: Please plan ahead. It doesn't make much sense to pay $45 in next day shipping charges, for a $38 dollar product! Keep a gallon on hand.)

Epic II CL® works by dilating many of the blood vessels in the bowel, increases peristalsis (Peristalsis is the rhythmic contraction of smooth muscles to propel contents through the digestive tract), ties up harmful bacterial reactions and by the binding and detoxifying the many toxins (including ammonia)in the animal.

Keep in mind the object is not to sedate the bowel or animal, but to increase peristalsis and move the offending material our of the bowel and also tie up toxins that can produce severe health and life threatening situations.
against Colic
Recommended amount of
EPIC II CL®to be given to a horse with colic
Given Orally
400# 60cc *See Below
500# 75cc *See Below
600# 90cc *See Below
800# 120cc *See Below
1000# 150cc *See Below
   1500#    200cc *See Below
*Repeat this amount every hour until Horse returns to normal activity.

Symptoms of Equine Colic

The basic diagnosis generally associated with colic is abdominal and spasmodic pain within the intestine. It is an infection of the digestive system. Some of the most common behaviors by horses suffering from colic can include the following.

  • Violently pawing at the ground or kicking
  • Profuse sweating
  • Rolling or lying on their backs
  • Sitting on haunches like a dog
  • Extreme high or low temperature
  • Elevated heart or respiration rate
NOTE: The symptoms of colic are the same no matter what the cause. However, it is important to properly diagnose the animal before trying to treat it without any veterinary assistance, which could lead to additional problems for the infected horse.

Causes of Equine Colic

There are many, many possible causes of Colic in your horse. Just a few are listed below:
  • Food overload
  • Indigestion - pregnancy
  • Twisted bowel
  • Poisons and Toxins
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