How To Treat A Horse With A Twisted Gut

How To Treat A Horse With A Twisted Gut


When walking towards your horse you notice he is sweating, kicking his stomach, and lying down. You are worried that your horse has a twisted gut. Well, don’t panic! Here’s what you need to know about this condition to help you identify and treat it immediately.

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What is a twisted gut?

A twisted gut can be deadly. In severe cases, the twisted intestines will block food from passing through to the next part of the digestive tract (the large intestine) and prevent waste material from leaving. The horse is unable to pass any food or liquid through its digestive system and will quickly become dehydrated, which can lead to malnutrition and death if left untreated. In addition to preventing normal digestion and elimination, a twisted gut can cause extreme pain for a horse if not corrected immediately; since horses are social animals that communicate with each other using body language, a horse suffering from colic may exhibit signs of distress like excessive sweating and being reluctant or unable to move around normally

How to identify the symptoms

Twisted gut is a condition where the horse’s intestines become twisted. Symptoms may include:

  • Pain
  • Reluctance to eat
  • Inability to move or lie down comfortably
  • Sweating (in some cases)
  • Coughing

How to provide 1st aid

  • Keep the horse calm. In many cases, a twisted gut is caused by stress and excitement. If you have an uncomfortable horse that reacts to certain things you do with him, avoid them until he’s better.
  • Do not give food or water. This can cause more problems for your horse if they begin to ingest their intestinal contents while they are twisted in on themselves. Feeding them anything while they are sick can make their condition worse or even kill them, so it’s best that you keep them without food or water until you know how serious their condition is and what course of treatment will be needed for recovery.

What should you do about it?

  • Call your vet. You should definitely contact a veterinarian if you notice that your horse has a twisted gut. Your vet will probably have to examine the horse and perform some diagnostic tests before determining a treatment plan.
  • Rest the horse. If you suspect that your horse has a twisted gut, it’s important not to let him exercise or eat until he gets better—this could make things worse for him! You should also keep him warm and give him plenty of water to drink so his body can recover from whatever caused the twist in his intestines in the first place: dehydration makes intestinal twists more likely due to low blood flow, which means less oxygen reaching organs like kidneys (which filter toxins out of blood) as well as other organs such as hearts & brains; so if there are toxins within these systems they may build up further causing further damage & pain over time…

Don’t panic if you suspect this condition just take action and be calm.

It’s easy to get anxious about the condition of your horse, especially when you’re faced with the possibility of it being twisted gut. But don’t panic—you can treat this without visiting a vet. All you need is some basic knowledge and a calm demeanor that reduces stress for everyone in your barn (and allows you to focus on getting your horse better).

Remember: The most important thing here is not figuring out what caused it or worrying too much about whether or not your horse will recover. Instead, focus on treating it as soon as possible and keeping stress levels low while waiting for recovery.


Knowing how to identify and provide first aid for a twisted gut can help you save your horse’s life. Remember that time is of the essence when treating this condition, so don’t wait until it’s too late!

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