FOR ORAL USE IN HORSES 4 WEEKS OF AGE AND OLDER. EQUIMAX® (ivermectin/praziquantel)
Paste should not be used in other animal species as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities
in dogs, may result. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. S welling and itching
reactions after treatment with ivermectin paste have occurred in horses carrying heavy infections
of neck threadworm (Onchocerca sp. microfilariae), most likely due to microfilariae dying in large
numbers. Not for use in humans. Ivermectin and ivermectin residues may adversely affect
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rectal palpation will reveal loops of
distended bowel, and listening to the
horse’s abdomen with a stethoscope
may reveal pings where gas is trapped.
Admittedly, it can be challenging for
a veterinarian to determine if a horse
simply has a case of gas or is suffering
from a twisted bowel.
TREATMENT: In many colic assessments, your veterinarian will offer a
first line of treatment such as fluids
and pain medication.
If it’s truly just an episode of gas,
a horse will recover within hours. If
something worse is occurring, the
horse will resume signs of colic after
the pain medication wears off.
If gas colic is strongly suspected,
another drug your veterinarian may
administer is called buscopan. This is
an antispasmodic drug and works very
well at relaxing the gut, allowing the
gas to pass through.
Colic can be scary for any horse
owner. Not knowing what’s going on
in the vast cavern of your horse’s abdomen can make worst-case scenarios
drift to mind. But understanding the
different types of colics and what your
vet can do about them can help.
ANNA O’BRIEN, DVM, is a large-animal
ambulatory veterinarian in central Maryland.
Her practice tackles anything equine in
nature, from Miniature Horses to zebras at
the local zoo.