G is for Gut Sounds

Gut sounds may be normal all day long in a horse who displays scary signs of colic after 5 p.m. on a Friday evening.

Good gracious! A colic vet call is an emergency at any time, but why do these potentially life-threatening events seem to appear outside of veterinarians’ regular business hours? Equine colic seems to have a mind of its own, kicking in just in time for the vet call costs to fly upwards.

Equine colic treatment can range, in cost and complexity, from a simple shot and a few hours of observation to full-blown surgery and hospitalization.

But colic almost never happens from 9 To 5.

The Mane Point is participating again in the April A to Z blogging challenge, posting daily with alphabetical entries.

For this year's A-Z event, a month of posts will offer Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship, with all due apologies to the original Murphy of Murphy’s Law,  which basically said, "If anything can go wrong, it probably will."

Horse lovers may have heard some of these uncannily true, yet often ironic, statements in various forms in the past. Or not.

Gut Sounds

by DancesINcreek 
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  Turfy’s A-Z Rules of Horsemanship
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