Many horses suffer from colic.
Often, a horse gets vet treatment, recovers, and never suffers from colic again.
However, some horses develop recurring bouts of colic.
Recurrent colic stressful for owners and frustrating for veterinarians.
How do you make it stop?!?
If your horse experiences recurrent colic, we just might have a solution for you.
Causes of Chronic Horse Colic
Of course, only your veterinarian can diagnose chronic horse colic and rule out other diseases and health problems.
Testing might include:
- A detailed history
- Physical examination
- Rectal examination
- Abdominal fluid evaluation
- Rectal biopsy
- Exploratory celiotomy
The testing your veterinarian recommends might vary depending on your horse’s health situation.
Western Treatments for Chronic Horse Colic
Treatments vary depending on exactly what is going on with your horse.
Some vets recommend grazing over feeding only a few hours out of the day.
The philosophy is because horses evolved as grazers, free choice feeding helps.
Other vets recommend keeping hay in the stomach to buffer out the acidity.
In other instances, vets recommend removing forage from the diet to curtail colic.
Many veterinarians treat horses with corticosteroids and fenbendazole dewormer for parasite-induced colic.
TCVM Philosophy on Chronic Horse Colic
TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine), considers colic a middle burner Qi flow disorder.
According to Chinese theory, a healthy horse’s Stomach Qi moves downward and it’s Spleen Qi moves upward.
Horses with chronic colic usually have some form of Spleen and Stomach Qi flow problem.
Spleen Qi Deficiency with stagnation of Damp and/or food causes of Spleen and Stomach Qi flow disorders.
Horses with Spleen Qi Deficiency with stagnation often:
- Have variable appetite
- Have weak abdominal muscles
- Suffer fatigue
- Suffer sluggish digestion
- Colic after eating
The Eastern method for treating chronic colic is tonifying Spleen Qi, moving Stomach Qi downward and relieving stagnation of food and/or damp.
How Happy Earth Herbal Horse Colic Treatment Helps
Happy Earth is a TCVM blend of 10 Eastern herbs.
The herbs work together to rebalance your horse energetically at the root cause.
Rebalancing supports your horse’s natural ability to heal and curbs vomiting.
TCVM-trained veterinarians examine horses differently than regular veterinarians do.
TCVM vets understand that the root cause of health issues may be in different areas of the body than symptoms.
Energetic imbalances cause health problems that may show up as seemingly unrelated symptoms.
TCVM vets use different types of testing to diagnose your horse’s energy patterns:
- Pulse testing
- Tongue testing
- Constitution analysis
Happy Earth helps horses with:
- A pale tongue
- A soft pulse
- Abdominal pain
- A poor appetite
- Stomach Qi stagnation
Happy Earth corrects the root causes of chronic horse colic by:
- Dispelling Dampness
- Strengthening Spleen Qi
- Moving Stomach Qi downward
- Happy Earth herbal blend contains:
- Ban Xia to transform Damp and stop vomiting
- Cang Zu to dry up Damp and strengthen Spleen
- Chen Pi to transform phlegm and invigorate Stomach Qi
- Hou Po to move Qi and relieve pain
- Huo Xiang to transform Damp, regulate Stomach and stop vomiting
- Lian Qiao to clear Heat
- Shan Zha to move food stasis and promote appetite
- Wu Yao to move Qi and relieve pain
- Wu Zhu Yu to warm the middle Jiao and stop vomiting
- Zhi Ke to move Qi and relieve pain
Typically, Jing Tang herbal blends take 6-8 weeks for maximum benefits.
Dr. Huisheng Xie, the founder of the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL, created Happy Earth herbal blend specifically for animals.
Dr. Xie based Jing Tang’s Happy Earth on the ancient Chinese formula Wei Chang He.
Happy Earth works best when combined with plenty of water and case-appropriate exercise.
Note: Information on this site is provided for educational purposes only and is not meant the to substitute advice provided by your own veterinarian.