Colic in horses in common and can be tragic, depending on how serious it is. There are various reasons for it and many different approaches to its treatment. However, by far the most effective way is to first understand what causes it and then to use a system of natural horses health care to treat it.
Everyone who has horses knows that one of the causes of colic in horses is overeating, particularly hard feed. But this is by no means the most common reason. Sand colic can also be common in dry climates on sandy soils, at the start of the wet season. For the purposes of this article, sand colic is not discussed here as it is discussed in detail here.
Probably the main cause of colic in horses is stress. Horses are exquisitely sensitive animals and few people involved with horses truly understand this. Humans operate, for the most part, on human levels, expecting, nay demanding, that their animals conform to their way.
This is not only unrealistic, it is impossible. Horses are not humans. They have different agendas. It is up to us to conform to their way, if we truly want to get the best from them.
This means that we must adapt our ways to looking at the horse as an equal, with equal rights, rather than trying to dominate and force which only leads to the destruction of the horse’s soul. All this achieves is a robotic horse.
Without this clear understanding on our part, we create enormous levels of anxiety and so stress in the horse. Try to remember where you felt the anxiety physically, last time you were anxious. For most people, it is in the stomach area. And the last thing you want to do is eat, as it upsets the feeling more.
As horses must eat regularly, going without food compounds their colic further.
The common veterinary treatment of flushing out the digestive system with paraffin oil fails to recognise this important emotional aspect. To boot, the paraffin, at the very least, destroys all the fat soluble vitamins – vitamin A, D, E.
If your horse is prone to colic, he is very anxious. He may not show it, as many horses learn to emotionally shut down, to survive. But he is highly anxious, most of the time. And you are probably the cause of his anxiety.
To successfully treat chronic colic, the change must come from you. The Links at the top of this website may help you in this area.
However, how do you treat a case of colic once established, without resorting to drenching?
One of the best sources of natural horses health care is homeopathy. Homeopathic treatment is wonderful at treating anxiety, as well as other emotional issues, and physical problems. Horses love to take the remedies. They never have to be forced to take them.
For more information on homeopathic treatment, click here.