Why is it a horse will always colic on the weekend when vet rates are doubled because they are on call. That's my Kola.........Drinking fresh water with her normal dinner at about 4:30pm. And then laying down at the start of her colic which I wasn't sure about until closer inspection at about 6:00pm. And then in total darkness sleeping off her sedation at about 8:00pm. Of course now at about 10:00pm she is awake and can't figure out why she is in the paddock without Misty by her side. I have no idea what the bill will be, but it's worth it as I love her so much. Of course this all started after a busy day of major yard clean up and as I was about to take a bath to wash off the day's dirt. So I was out there walking a horse without underwear on in a t-shirt, shorts, sweatshirt and my slippers as Steve stood by the phone and we waited an hour for the vet as she was at another emergency call, so things didn't finish up until shortly after 8:00pm. She got tubed, mineral oiled and electrolyted and a hand up her bum to check for impaction, although she did poop for me a few times as I was walking her for the hour we waited. She really did want to lay. She seems to be feeling better now. Vet said she thought it was very mild and we caught it very early on. Kola usually has an annual September gas colic, but last Spring we thought she may have had colic, but then we thought it was more of a reaction to her Spring shots, but treated for colic anyway. So does she get a bi-annual colic? Well she did this year. While we treated Kola, Misty had to stand near. The vet, very nice this time, like her loads, referred to Misty as a Labrador and Kola as an easy drunk. Kola only had a half dose of sedation and was knocked out. Anyway, Kola will be quite pissed in the morning as Misty will have breakfast and Kola will be fasting until the evening. I'm too tired to take my bath now.