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not worth the cost
9/15/2013 8:59:29 PM
Not worth it
9/15/2013 5:23:16 PM
In a mare. In november 2012. She did fine and is back in the stud. Everything is OK now.
9/15/2013 5:05:54 PM
Never tried it, due poor facilities for the surgery
9/15/2013 3:20:36 PM
An apparently successful twist surgery still produced a dead horse about 12 hours after surgery.
9/15/2013 12:25:52 PM
No, for over 50 years, I have used fiber and desanding to prevent colic in the first place.
9/15/2013 12:08:08 PM
2 ,neither survived 2 months after surgery
9/14/2013 9:33:30 PM
Never been necessary (knock on wood). Couldn't afford it, would have to euthanize. :(
9/14/2013 10:54:56 AM
One lived. One died.
9/14/2013 4:33:21 AM
As I was told my horse had a 50% survival chance with surgery, I did not want him to suffer.
9/14/2013 3:54:46 AM
It was not successful
9/14/2013 1:11:48 AM
Coliced about a week after foaling. Left her open, bred the next year. Coliced again after foaling.
9/14/2013 12:57:42 AM
9/13/2013 5:00:42 PM
Damage was too extensive. Our beloved Jessie was euthanized before he could wake up.
9/13/2013 11:03:43 AM
9/13/2013 9:28:43 AM
2 very close, 1 died/2 weeks/blockage.other 4 mos/founder
9/13/2013 8:09:33 AM
The horse did not recover. I had to have her put down.
9/12/2013 11:09:00 PM
Three year old stallion had enterolith surgery in 1995.
9/12/2013 9:52:33 PM
have never had a case of colic go to this extreme
9/12/2013 8:31:12 PM
all my horses are outside 24/7/365 with the option to come indoors at their discretion. Never had a
9/12/2013 7:19:29 PM
There is no way I could afford it.
9/12/2013 6:54:21 PM
Knock on wood!
9/12/2013 6:02:57 PM
knock on wood
9/12/2013 5:04:54 PM
not a good outcome...........
9/12/2013 4:33:51 PM
Yes I have assisted people with colic horses who needed operation
9/12/2013 3:51:58 PM
Horse could not be saved.
9/12/2013 8:43:00 AM
9/12/2013 1:01:22 AM
I would do so if horse was a good candidate.
9/12/2013 12:53:19 AM
Not the best outcome. Lost one mare with her foal inutero. Lost my 25 year old horse of a lifetime
9/11/2013 10:29:26 PM
9/11/2013 9:12:43 PM
He recovered and did well, but I would not do it again. He was never 100% again.
9/11/2013 8:58:21 PM
was able to work through it with fluids
9/11/2013 6:38:08 PM
Just wouldn't do it
9/11/2013 5:37:25 PM
The cost and stress on the animal are not worth it.
9/11/2013 3:48:52 PM
I've been very lucky, had a horse who colicked twice.
9/11/2013 1:37:03 PM
Yes. on a yearling
9/11/2013 1:12:28 PM
Yes - impacted secum
9/11/2013 12:03:45 PM
no, but have had several friends horses have had it with very good results
9/11/2013 11:08:09 AM
And I have carried insurance for years! Guess that is our preventative!!
9/11/2013 9:07:59 AM
No, however, I would if there was a good prognosis, But I would have to go into debt to do so.
9/11/2013 8:55:13 AM
Dealt with a few colics in my day, but none requiring surgery (knock on wood).
9/11/2013 8:33:22 AM
Horse died within 26 hours of surgery
9/11/2013 8:17:10 AM
My horse colicked & would have done surgery but we feared he'd die before we got there. We euthed.
9/11/2013 7:58:35 AM
Our mare was 25, I was scared to death we'd lose her. She did great. Lived to 32.
9/11/2013 7:58:18 AM
Thankfully, never had to have any kind of surgery!
9/11/2013 7:31:48 AM
Thankfully no; horses are out 24/7 and don't colic
9/11/2013 7:26:34 AM
9/11/2013 1:40:46 AM
Had complete recovery and produced 4 foals afterwards
9/10/2013 11:55:23 PM
2 horses and lost them both 3 days later, peritonitis, and did not regain gut motility.
9/10/2013 11:11:11 PM
iT WAS UNSUCCESSFUL AND THE HORSE DIED AFTER 5 DAYS
9/10/2013 10:48:32 PM
Horse euthanized. Other horse colicked again.
9/10/2013 10:46:57 PM
A foal years ago; more recently a 9 yo gelding,very expensive!
9/10/2013 10:28:24 PM
Not personably but did have two boarders that did have colic surgery
9/10/2013 10:12:16 PM
We were lucky--no resectioning of the intesting--he was 14 at the surgery; lived until he was 25.
9/10/2013 9:43:18 PM
Would only do as last resort - thankfully, my horse recovered by herself with great vet care
9/10/2013 9:35:31 PM
Enterolith surgery. Horse injested part of a straight pin when stalled at a horse show facility.
9/10/2013 9:33:27 PM
Three year old mare had colic surjury.She is now 16
9/10/2013 9:13:08 PM
She was 24 at time of surgery- recovery was intense. Still here @26. Worth it!
9/10/2013 8:37:01 PM
Sadly, he died on the table.
9/10/2013 8:04:40 PM
he was about 22 yrs old, Arab, gelding and he lived until he was 32 ... well worth the $$
9/10/2013 8:03:12 PM
Had an acute stomach impaction. Rare but it resolved.
9/10/2013 7:56:16 PM
Colic yes, surgery no.
9/10/2013 7:43:34 PM
9/10/2013 7:42:18 PM
but I have a 4 year that has had a few episodes of mile colic. Fingers crossed!!!
9/10/2013 7:31:55 PM
Thankfully only one of the horses in my care has had colic, & it was pretty mild (vaccine reaction)
9/10/2013 7:28:14 PM
The only horse I had with symptoms of colic died of cancer in less than a year.
9/10/2013 6:46:50 PM
The colic happened so fast there was not time to haul to UC Davis.
9/10/2013 6:45:33 PM
Never on one of my horses, thank heavens but have had friends that had it done. All the horses died
9/10/2013 6:39:02 PM
Only acted colicky once - due to ulcers.
9/10/2013 6:31:58 PM
It was actually to remove 2 large enteroliths in one horse, and 12 baseball sized in another horse.
9/10/2013 6:27:19 PM
Small intestine was entrapped. Surgery was 9 years ago and horse is strong and healthy.
9/10/2013 6:22:34 PM
Luckily no, but he's been to see the Vet several times mild colic. Very scary!
9/10/2013 6:03:36 PM
None of mine have ever colicked. Surgery is expensive. Think I would have to euthanize.
9/10/2013 6:02:45 PM
I was a vet tech in the 80s - lots of advances in the last 30 years, more horses survive now!!!
9/10/2013 5:41:24 PM
For my 18 yr old draft cross mare, it was not successful. I am reluctant to go through it again.
9/10/2013 4:59:48 PM
Several horses at the farm my husband runs. Most did very well.
9/10/2013 4:58:27 PM
A pregnant mare, all survived and doing great. She had an enterolith
9/10/2013 4:58:25 PM
I would have, though vet felt it was not an option!
9/10/2013 4:40:18 PM
Knock on wood, all colic cases resolved without surgery.
9/10/2013 4:26:07 PM
Thankfully we have had only one mild case of colic that was easily treated at home.
9/10/2013 2:20:51 PM
I lost a mare in Alaska because I couldn't get her colic surgery
9/10/2013 2:11:16 PM
very lucky I guess
9/10/2013 12:43:36 PM
2 torsions (died), 1 colic(died), 1 stone(dehisced], no more ($)
9/10/2013 12:29:17 PM
I heard it cost thousands!
9/10/2013 12:20:36 PM
Mare was at end of gestation and started colicing. Had to wait until she foaled. We lost her.
9/10/2013 9:55:06 AM
Surgery, no, though I have had to take a horse to the vet for mild colic before.
9/10/2013 9:10:58 AM
My horse had an impaction, gas colice and a twist. New Bolton Vet Hospital saved his life.
9/10/2013 8:36:33 AM
It was more than 40 years ago. Job well done.
9/10/2013 7:16:28 AM
only the young ones as the older horses don't survive the post operative recovery.
9/10/2013 12:51:01 AM
pregnant mare with foal at foot, mare surbived and went on to produce live foal
9/10/2013 12:45:24 AM
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