There are many types of colic, but the main one happening often that may actually result in death of your horse is impaction colic. Look below under “Signs of Colic” to learn how they may become dehydrated and impacted by simple acts of weather changes, feeding and riding.
If you see signs of distress, maybe it’s simply refusing feed – a horse that won’t eat is a very sick horse. It may be the first sign of distress. SayWhoa! solves the problem. It’s What You Do First – just give SayWhoa! It Just Makes Sense! How it Works – After the horse swallows, SayWhoa! formula is absorbed and enters into the bloodstream. The ingredients, through osmosis, assists fluids to be drawn into the intestinal tract. With hydrating the intestinal tract, this aids in softening the feed type impaction. The ionic solution assists in stimulating the smooth muscle motility (peristalsis) to return, usually within 30 minutes.
SayWhoa! vs NSAIDs Drugs – NSAIDs drugs perform a few actions. Two of them are 1. Pain Relief and 2. To Relax Muscles. Relaxing smooth muscles cannot help with elimination. Peristalsis is slowed which is needed to move food impaction forward. HOW IT WORKS DIFFERENTLY: SayWhoa! is not a drug. It does not contain pain reliever or muscle relaxant. It is absorbed into the blood stream and assits in bringing fluids back into the colon to assist in breaking up fecal matter and helping peristalsis. It is not a muscle relaxant, so smooth muscles can keep doing their job of allowing the normal peristalsis or bowel motility to move materials towards elimination. Gut sounds are heard, usually within 30 minutes, because peristalsis has returned. Horses will appear to be improved and appetite usually occurs within 1 – 2 hours.
NOTICE: After administering the product – You should hear returning and/or stronger bowel sounds within 30 minutes, on both sides, and wanting to eat in 1 to 2 hours – if this is a normal bout. However, if after waiting for 30 minutes, if no sounds return and your horse does not appear better, then your horse may be having an Abnormal Bout and Requires a Vet.
*See below definitions and terms of abnormal vs normal bout.
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After the horse swallows; the formula is absorbed and enters the bloodstream. These ingredients work with the horse’s body assisting fluids to be drawn into the dehydrated bowels where it is needed. Fluids aids to soften and break apart the impaction. Then the ionic solution assists in stimulating the bowel muscle motility (peristalsis). In turn, this allows the now semi-liquid impaction to begin to move toward elimination. Dissipates gas. This deflates the painful distended bowels. The semi-liquid fecal matter & gas are then passed. Performance horses test drug free. A combination of ingredients: Calcium, Vit D, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Peppermint Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, Sorbitol and Molasses for flavor. This is a Holistic product that is all natural product that “Can Do No Harm” to be given orally; the horse just swallows.
WHAT IT DOES Immediately goes to work within minutes; Assists in bowel sounds returning quickly.
A “normal bout” is considered an impaction, light sand, gas or spasmodic.
An “abnormal bout” is horse with bowels that are twisted, torsion, knotted, ruptured or blocked by foreign object (like eating plastic bag, etc.) excessive sand, gravel, stones, tumors or infected bowels. Stops Colic cannot help with these.
NOTICE: After administering the product, your horse will appear to be improving. You should hear returning and/or stronger bowel sounds, on both sides, and wanting to eat in 1 to 2 hours – if this is a normal bout. However, if after waiting for 30 minutes, if no sounds return and your horse does not appear better, then your horse may be having an Abnormal Bout and Requires a Vet.
Our product cannot treat bowels that are twisted, torsion, knotted, ruptured, blocked by objects, excessive sand, gravel, stones or tumors, are experiencing heavy spasms or infected. The product cannot always help a horse who remains symptomatic 1-2 days after a vet diagnosed and treated them conventionally for an impaction.
Horse’s digestive tract is designed to graze on grass all day. They get the nutrition of supple grass, which is high in water content. This would easily travel through the curves of the digestive tract through peristalsis. Peristalsis is the wave like movement of the intestines that makes the chewed food travel to the other end and out. Also the surrounding smooth muscles help with food travel.
To save time and pasture space, man has placed horses in stalls, pens, and paddocks where grass is not available. Man needed then to create a simple way to take the place of the grass. So they came up with the idea of grains mixed together to make sweet feed or also crushed up grains called pellets. By man-made intervention we designed concentrated feeds to replace the nutrition of fresh growing grass. This feed is fed twice a day so we would not have to keep horses in a big pasture. To replace the grass roughage we give hay (dry grass). Horses’ digestive tracts are designed for them to graze on grass all day. Because of the man made feed, they are now consuming approximate 1 – 6 lbs of concentrated feed in 30 minutes or less. After they eat their concentrated feed, they then munch on their dry hay. That one big meal is now being pushed through the digestive tract with the help of saliva. Horses’ digestive tracts were designed to graze slowly throughout the whole day. No wonder there is so many impaction colics!
Weather Change – The horses will drink 20 – 25 gallons (or more) of water on a warm day and 10 – 12 gallons on a cool day. During Spring we will have cold fronts that come in. It may be very warm one day and then overnight, the temperature drops 20 degrees. On the day of the sudden cold snap, the horse does not seem to be as thirsty as the day before. By not drinking adequate amounts of water, there is less moisture in their digestive tract and the food they have eaten does not move along adequately for the normal digestion process. The gut peristalsis cannot move the food efficiently. Often times, it slows down to a stand still; the peristalses can no longer push down the highly concentrated food. This is one cause of an impaction. Riding Your Horse for Long Periods without Offering Water – Always keep a water bucket with you in the trailer. Your horse needs to be offered water whenever possible during the day. If you are showing or riding always offer water every hour. Horses Need Fresh Clean Feed and Hay – Colic may be also caused by moldy or bad horse feed. Horses cannot throw up! Once the food has been chewed and swallowed, it needs to go through the entire digestive tract and then out the other end. Horses kept in large pastures will smell of the molded hay and feed and not eat it. But, when kept penned up and that’s the only thing to eat; they will eat it, just to survive. Rapidly Changing your Feed: A part of your horse’s intestinal tract is called the cecum which is actually in the shape of a pouch and is about 4 foot in length. This holds 7 to 8 gallons of feed stuff that was not absorbed by the small intestine. The cecum is a microbial fermentation vat that mixes the food stuffs for approximately 7 hours. It contains microbes that produce enzymes to break down the fiberous foods like hay, beet pulp, grass, hulls, etc. However the microbes are very specific and have adapted to breaking down the feed you ususally give your horse. If you have a sudden change in either the grains or the hays you have been feeding. They will not break it down efficently, because they are slow to modify and adapt to new feed sources. So, they will keep trying to travel through in a larger mass. Worm Regularly to Prevent Horse Colic– Colic may also be caused by worming, when horses are not on regular schedule. If a horses is wormed with a broad spectrum medication which kills many different types of worms, all the dead worms that were in the digestive tract start being moved out of the intestine just like their grains and hay. If all the worms are traveling together in one lump, this can cause impaction colic. If a horse has not been wormed in a long time, start with a wormer that kills just some types of worms and then finish up a few weeks later with one that also kills the full spectrum of different worm species. Worm horses every 3 months with wormer paste, this can be purchased from a feed store. Squirt accurate amount between cheek and teeth or towards back of mouth. Some wormer medications are apple flavored and taste good.
A typical first symptom of colic is that horses will not eat their feed. If you have a horse that will not eat, you have a very sick horse. He may have colic or something else may be wrong. A sign of colic is that your horse will be lying down. Pressing their belly against the ground helps relieve the pain. Just like if you hold your stomach with your hands to help relieve pain if you have a stomachache. If you make them stand up and then they start lying down again, this is an indication that they are in pain. If your horse usually stands quietly when he is tied, but then you notice him walking back and forth or digging; this may be a sign of colic; because as soon as you unsaddle and take him back to the pen, he will lie down. Horses will look back towards their belly or bite/kick at their belly. Sometimes they will stretch out which would appear they are trying to urinate, but then walk on. This is also a sign of colic.
Why Treatment Needs to be FAST: When your horse has colic, by the time you see the signs of colic, the progression is already under way. You may have little time to spare. Because of the impaction (clog) in the intestine; as more and more food travels from the front part of the intestine to the impaction site, the impaction starts to build up more and more. Think of a car wreck on a major highway with ice on the road. One car crashes up ahead, but there are also cars traveling behind it that also crash, one at a time until there is a big pile up. Now think of that in terms of a horse’s digestive tract. There is an impaction and then all the food in front of it is trying to travel down the digestive tract and out, but there is a pile up, the road is blocked. Since the intestinal tract is now engorged it finally ruptures, seeping out fecal matter into the cavity and blood stream. The horse may appear relieved at first that the pressure is gone, but then sepsis sets in. He will die shortly after rupture of the intestine occurs. Our product has shown remarkable resolution of feed impactions. Very simple to use. Just lift your horse’s head up and with the included open end syringe (like a wormer) squeeze in the horse’s mouth and watch him swallow the sweet tasting nectar. That’s all there is to it! You will hear gut sounds return or become stronger on both sides of abdomen. 1 to 2 hours later, your horse should be back on feed. Use as your first defense. Keep this on the shelf at all times and take it with you if are traveling with your horse.
Blane and Trey Wood – Among the Leading Quarter Horse Race Trainers “SayWhoa product gives us results every time without fail. I recommend that every horse owner keep this readily available on their shelf.” Trey and I both keep SayWhoa at any place we have horses; whether they are at a race track, sale barn, or our training tracks both in Brock and in Lubbock, Texas. Easy to administer orally. For horses under stress from shipping, especially the sale colts that seem to be off their feed, the SayWhoa works in minutes. It is the next thing to a miracle. Don’t get caught without it.”
Tee & Jacque Woolman – Hall of Fame Team Roper / Barrel Racing “We keep SayWhoa with us in the trailer and in the barn at home. We will not be without it.”
Leon Coffee – Famous Rodeo Clown – Hall of Fame “I have use SayWhoa many times. It is an amazing product. I never in my lifetime seen anything work like this product. I have this with me anywhere I travel.”
Equestrian Director Houghton College, NY - I keep SayWhoa on hand at the stables. I have used SayWhoa twice now. Sincerely, Jo-Anne O. Young, Equestrian Program Director, Houghton College
Roman Riding Team Performing throughout USA – We have had tremendous results with the product. We firmly believe in this product and will not be without a bottle at the barn or in our trailer for our out-of -town shows. This is a must to have for any horse owner! -Staci Anderson-Diaz (known for her spectacular Roman Riding Presentations throughout the U.S.)
Ranch Manager, Cheley Colorado Camps – My name is Chris Rahn and I am the ranch manager for Cheley Colorado Camps, children’s summer camp with an average of 150 horses. We usually have 6-8 cases each year and the closest veterinarian is about an hour drive away. This is such a great product because it not only works, it is easy to store, use and administer. I feel comfortable and confident having this product available for myself and my staff to use and recommend it to anyone who owns or works with horses. Thanks for your wonderful product. -Chris Rahn, Ranch Manager, Cheley Colorado Camps
Krystal Jones and Jonetta Winning Charmayne James Barrel Race in Las Vegas - Stops Colic has done it again! I had a yearling down when i went out to feed. I immediately went to the barn for my Stops Colic and gave it to her. Within 30 minutes she was on her feet and looking for feed. I can’t say enough about this product. It will always be in my barn, and each trailer. It has never failed me. The yearlings name is Famous Katarina – out of my daughters pro mare Jonetta Fame that she won the Charmayne James invitational on and by Confederate Leader (pic attached) -Paulette Jones, Mission, TX updated 6/20/14
Manager of Retail Feed Store in Colorado – It was Mothers day Sunday! We hit our favorite mountain trail right outside of town that we had been on too many times to count. My Mother’s Day ride was great, until we got home and unloaded when I noticed my horse wasn’t himself. He refused to graze and went straight to rolling, pawing and kicking his belly. He was getting violent about doing it, too. I ask my husband to bring me a halter and my horse jumped up and walked over to me and put his head flat on my chest. I knew he was in pain and he was asking me to help. He had never shown any signs like this in the Four years of owning him. With in 45 minutes of administering the product, he stopped all symptoms and even relaxed to the point of ‘letting it all hang out’. That’s when I knew he was okay and kept an eye on him throughout the night. I was prepared to called the vet at any minute and I was ready to walk him all Sunday night. I didn’t have to call a vet and my horse is back to himself. My Mother’s Day had a happy ending!
Equestrian Director of Pine Cove Christian Camps – I have used this product SayWhoa usually for impaction type of distressed horses. Surgery is not an option for any of our horses so Pine Cove will always have it on hand. In June of 2013, one of our horses had watery stools for a week. We tried everything that we could think of . We thought we were going to lose her by morning. She was even down now and would not get up. I called the Stops Colic Company to make sure it was OK to give for chronic watery stools. They said give it and let them know how fast it worked for me. I called them back and let them know, that the SayWhoa formula worked within a few hours. I was able to turn the horse out with the other horses the next day. We will not be without this product. – Tim Alderson at Pine Cove Christian Camps
The Gypsy Horses are such a quiet calm breed they rarely have bouts. However, I always keep SayWhoa in the barn and trailer. Never travel without it. I tell all of my clients what a wonderful product and they should always keep on hand. www.GypsyHorsesInTexas.com
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