Fall is in the air in the Pacific Northwest I have noticed my donkeys and horse are slowing down in drinking water, clean water is essential to optimum health for all living beings espeically equine. It is imperative that the equine (donkey, horse or mule) owner watches the poop and intake of water consumption for prevention of colic. Adding a little salt to their vitamins will help I always have free loose salt and some white salt blocks available.
Things I do to prevent colic; some fresh green grass, excellent vitamins, clean water, exercise and if needed I put them in the horse trailer. Horse trailer always creates a fresh poop for my three equine.
Colic can kill your equine so we should always be aware and paying attention but in the fall when the weather changes from warm and cold at night seems horses, donkeys and mules can be at a higher risk factor for colic. Pick up your equine poop to keep their feet from getting thrush, parasite control and make sure you are looking at the moisture content to avoid colic.
Do you have any suggestions to avoid colic? Please leave a comment to help others.
GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!