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Types of Colic

Types of Colic

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Published by: Muhammad Farrukh Hafeez on Jan 31, 2010
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Types Of Colic
 
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Gaseous:
gas formation in thedigestive tract
 
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Impaction:
blockage of theintestine
 
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Spasmodic:
severe contractionof intestine
 
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Intestinal Accidents:
twists,hernia, etc.
 Causes Of Gaseous Colic
 
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Over Ingestion of Feed
 
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Too much grain
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Too much lush green grass
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Greedy Eating
(gaseous orimpaction)
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Moldy or Spoiled Hay
 
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Moldy or Spoiled Feed
 
Causes Of Impaction Colic
 
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Low Quality IndigestibleRoughage
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Sand and/or Other ForeignObjects
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Improper Chewing
(due tolack of tooth care)
 
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Greedy Eating
(can beimpaction or gaseous)
 
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Lack of Water
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Lack of effective regulardewormingCauses Of Spasmodic Colic
 
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Feeding large amountsinfrequently
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Too much water given to hothorse
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Irregular exercise
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Stress
Treatment Of Colic
 
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Usually considered a veterinaryemergency
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Treatment is dependent on typeof colic
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Pain killers (provide comfort)
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Mineral oil (ease of movement,relieve pressure)
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Rehydration
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Surgery
Colic: Preventative Measures
 
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Free Choice High QualityWater
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High-quality = cool, clear, andclean
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Except immediately after work 
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Adequate Regular Exercise
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Daily exercise, if confined
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Proper Health Care
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Keep all vaccinations current
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Regular dental examinations
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Follow deworming guidelines

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