We had a scary time here last week when my 13 yr old Canadian mare colicked. With the vet's help, she survived it, but now I'm paranoid about anything I see that's unusual. I've started wetting her pelleted food, cutting carrots into tiny pieces, added flax to her feed.
Today we rode at the conservation area and she just wasn't her usual bold and athletic self. She was also in heat - only signs with her are excessive sluttiness and a lot of peeing usually, so I'm not sure that's the reason for her different demeanor.
I'd like to hear from others who've been through colic with their horses. Does it affect them after they have recovered? Are they more likely to colic again?