Colic In Horses a Common Digestive Disorder 

Colic in horses is an exceptionally normal issue of their stomach related framework.

The term colic, the fundamental definition implies abdominal pain, however in horses is utilized to characterize severe abdominal distress portrayed by moving, pawing, and sometimes of powerlessness to poop.

Colic In Horses a Common Digestive Disorder

Pulse 

  • mild: 40-60 
  • moderate: 60-80 
  • severe: over 80 

Respiratory rate 

  • mild: 20-30 
  • moderate: 30-40 
  • severe: over 40 

Temperature 

  • mild: 99-100.5 F 
  • moderate: 99-100.5 
  • severe: under 99/over 100.5 

Gum shading 

  • mild: pale pink 
  • moderate: pale pink 
  • severe: pale blue or purple 

CRT (Capillary refill time) 

  • mild: 1-2 seconds 
  • moderate: 2-4 seconds 
  • severe: over 5 seconds 

Gut sounds 

  • mild: ordinary or expanded 
  • moderate: diminished recurrence 
  • severe: missing 

Dung 

  • mild: ordinary 
  • moderate: little wads of defecation 
  • severe: no dung/lose bowels 

Gases 

  • mild: present 
  • moderate: missing 
  • severe: missing 

Level of pain 

  • mild: looking at the belly, extending, pawing, perspiring, lifting the rear legs 
  • moderate: looking at the belly, extending, pawing, perspiring, lifting the rear legs, attempting to move on the ground 
  • severe: looking at the belly, extending, pawing, perspiring, lifting the rear legs, attempting to move on the ground, wild endeavors to roll and whip

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