Horse not pooping for days HELP.

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  1. lover

    lover Senior Member+

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    My mare has only pooped 7 times in the last week. She is 32 years old and I really need some ideas on what to do other then call the vet.My mom thought maybe cause she was eating to much dirt but she hasn't been eating hardly any dirt. I know it isn't her diet b/c what she is eating she has been eating for months and this hasn't happend. Do you think she is just constipated or maybe something more? I will do any thing. Please help.
     






  2. 3WishesDun

    3WishesDun Senior Member+

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    Honestly, you should absolutely call the vet.
    Waiting on something like this could cost you a whole lot more in the long run, including - your horse.
     
  3. JumpsxGlory

    JumpsxGlory Senior Member+

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    Well at least she is going, that is good. I would call the vet and talk to them personally about what may be going on. If they feel they need to come out then have them out ASAP!
     
  4. 3WishesDun

    3WishesDun Senior Member+

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    Is she showing any other signs of distress?
    Fever? Dehydrated? (did you do a skin pinch test?)
    What does her manure look like?
    Again, I think you should call a vet, at the very least for peace of mind, and at best to head off a potential disaster.
     
  5. Cowgirl1013

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    I agree with 3WD. It is time to call a vet.
     
  6. Mutrok

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    It doesn't cost a thing to call the vet (if $$ is an issue). The vet can atleast give you recomendations on what you should do.
     
  7. ArabGirl

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    Didn't a member recently lose a horse because of impaction colic?:cool:

    Just saying, if she's showing signs, call the vet! it's better to find out what's going on with the animal sooner rather than risk losing her later.
     
  8. Erika

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    Get the vet out..
     
  9. JetdecksComet

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    How long has it been since her last bowel movement & what did the manure look like? Also, did it seem like a normal-sized pile or only a small black, tarry chunk?

    I lost a mare due to impaction. She was under veterinary care the entire time (from the first signs of colic.) $2,000 worth of care and I still lost her.

    Call your vet and describe any symptoms and ask for advice.

    If a vet visit is recommended and you can't afford a vet, consider calling a humane society-type facility in your area and see if they will take her on. Better to give her up than to have her suffer.

    Good luck.
     
  10. dressage lover

    dressage lover Senior Member

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    Definately call the vet.

    Can u hear gut/bowel movements? B/c if its quiet it could mean dehydration or impaction colic.

    As they say prevention is better than cure.
     






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