Hello, this is my second try at posting here, I hope it doesn’t eat this too... I do apologise for skipping the introduction forums but this is of such an urgent nature I’m sure you will understand. I don’t tend to use forums so I’m hoping that the trolls here will be at a minimum, as I really do need some genuine advice but usually find the trolls outweigh the pros of these things.. So my horse is a Mini Appy who was recently diagnosed with Cushings at age 9. He coliced on the 28th of December (we still don’t know why but he doesn’t drink a lot in winter time so gets his food like soup). This was a very severe impactation and our only guess is the haylage or hay has had some issue with it. We have discarded the last 15 bales of hay from that batch and also the haylage. He showed signs of neurological issues especially at night when he appeared blind (he doesn’t see well at night anyway ( due to his appy blood) but this was worse). He literally walked for 10minutes in circles and stood for 5 on and off the whole night. He would just keep walking until he came up against a barrier then stop for a while. I had to untangle him from brambles and he almost slid under the gate and fence several times. On the 28th my vet came out and administered buscopan and painkillers and we adopted a wait and see approach, I spent the night at the field with him. No change and no poop. The following morning vet came out again and. Administered the same drugs, he was concerned about the horses behaviour but suggested we wait and see again as during the daylight on that morning he could see a little better, he did see a little inflammation behind his eyes but no trauma or actual infections etc. He came out a 3rd time that day and after that we ended up rushing him over to the surgery. He was tubed, put on IV for fluids, painkillers and antibiotics. For approx 6-7days at the surgery. He eventually passed the impactation and started to nibble at food. Both the vet and I were(are) cautious still as neither of us thought he would make it. He is currently on omeprazole for ulcers and does have mouth ulcers as well. He (miracle, thanks to God) came home this week. He will not do more than take a few bites of food at a time. It’s clear he wants to eat but it’s uncomfortable for him with his mouth. I’m concerned he will not get enough fluids or food going through his system and we will end up back at square one.. he is due for his dental this month but of course he’s too ill to have it.. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated, he’s currently getting hi fibre cubes with water and soft meadow hay (which he’s barely eating) he has had a couple of BMs but not as many as he should be due to not eating. I need to find a way to get more fluid and food into him. He literally takes a couple of bites and a little more with encouragement and then walks away. He’s not used to getting sweet feed so doesn’t seem keen on the molassed water I’ve offered him. Should I keep trying? He has seemed bright (but extremely tired which is to be expected) but I’m extremely concerned about this whole thing. I’m currently going 4x a day to encourage him to eat, he has got a small paddock attached to his bare one for grass in the hopes that would tempt him, and 20-30minutes a couple of times a day out in the main field. Thank you in advance.