Horses are creatures that are meant to graze. Nature intended for horses to be out in the field all day, munching on small amounts of grass and other plants. The digestive system of a horse is meant for this, and when they are in a barn eating from a trough, it can cause all sorts of problems, including equine colic.
If you notice your horse laying down for long periods, pawing at its abdomen, or rolling, it may have equine colic. You should immediately call a vet if you spot any symptoms, because colic can be life threatening to your horse. Treatments typically range anywhere from medications, dietary changes, or surgery.
Equine colic is typically caused by an intestinal obstruction or gas build up. This can be caused by horses eating large portions that their digestive system just isn’t meant to handle. One of the most effective ways of preventing this affliction is simply changing your horse’s eating schedule to something that resembles its natural grazing habits. Unfortunately, it is unrealistic to personally feed your horse small portions thirty times per day. That’s why you should consider getting an iFEED automatic feeder!
Our feeders are designed to prevent afflictions such as equine colic. They distribute small portions of food to the horse throughout the day, on a timer set by you. This way, your horse can eat in a way that works with its digestive system without you having to personally distribute the small potions. Our feeders have been proven to reduce the rate of equine colic by 50%! An iFEED automatic feeder is a great, natural way to improve the digestive health of your horse. If you are interested in using one of our feeders to prevent equine colic, contact us or visit our website today.