Recent colic episode may lead to founder

I own a four-year old quarter horse that I have had since he was two. Last week he had shown signs of colic, so the vet gave him 2 sedatives and banamine. He seemed fine, but just yesterday he began to act weird.I own a four-year old quarter horse that I have had since he was two. Last week he had shown signs of colic, so the vet gave him 2 sedatives and banamine. He seemed fine, but just yesterday he began to act weird.

Story originally posted by: Dr. Michael Lowder, DVM, MSUniv. of GA School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Lowder:

I own a four-year old quarter horse that I have had since he was two. Last week he had shown signs of colic, so the vet gave him 2 sedatives and banamine. He seemed fine, but just yesterday he began to act weird.

He is standing with his hind legs under him (not normal for him) and he holds his tail up. I could hardly touch him around the dock/tail. It almost seemed like his rear end is sore or something. He is very lively, and excersises fine. What do you think?

Thank you for your time.
Kelly

Kelly,
You need to call you local vet as soon as possible. Your horse could have a number of things wrong with him, eg, founder, and the sooner you get him examined the better.

Good Luck,
Dr. Lowder