Colic (abdominal pain) has many different causes in the horse. The majority of cases are mild but some are very serious and require quick assessment and surgical intervention to ensure a positive outcome. For this reason, it is always best to call a vet to assess a horse with colic. Following assessment of your horse, unless immediate referral is required, your vet is likely to tell you to remove all feed from your horse’s stable/field until the colic episode is over. Some, simple, colics may resolve within a few hours but . . .