It was 5 a.m. when I decided to go feed my horses. K O came out of his stall and immediately layed down! I grabbed a halter, called my husband, and got K O on his feet. while my husband walked him, I calledmy vet. When he called I explained my horses' symptoms and that I still had a injection in my cabinett from a previous incident. He assured me the injection was still good so we administered the injection in the Splenius muscle ( the triangle) on the neck. I began to massage the muscle in order to help the medicine get into his system quickly. Then I remembered there are a group of muscles to massage for colic. After we felt K O could stand still I began the massage and within two hours in combination with the injection and massage he was out of pain and we had manure !!! Massage DOES NOT replace proper veterinary care, but I truely believe in combination with the shot, and early detection, massage helped bring quicker relief to my horse!
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