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Colic - The Number 1 Killer of Horses
Colic, by far, is the number one killer of horses. Compared to other deadly
conditions, cases associated with colic experience the highest fatality rate.

The basic diagnosis generally associated with colic is abdominal and
spasmodic pain within the intestine. It is an infection of the digestive system.
Some of the most common behaviors by horses suffering from colic can
include the following:

    •Violently pawing at the ground or kicking
    •Profuse sweating
    •Rolling or lying on their backs
    •Sitting on haunches like a dog
    •Extreme high or low temperature
    •Elevated heart or respiration rate

The symptoms of colic are the same no matter what the cause. However, it is
important to properly diagnose the animal before trying to treat it without
any veterinary assistance, which could lead to additional problems for the
infected horse.


Current Therapies
The use of Karbo Combo, in field studies, has proven very effective in
resolving the symptoms of Colic.

Karbo Combo consists of encapsulated enzymes, vitamins, bacteria, and
large numbers of mannan and glucan oligosaccharides. In addition, the
formula also contains glycocomponents necessary for tying up and
neutralizing various toxins.

The objective of Karbo Combo is to attach and bind to the surface lectins of
pathogenic viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and toxins, therefore rendering them
incapable of colonization and reproduction. The stimulation and modulation
of the complex immune system by this formulation is not clearly understood
at this time.


Practical Solutions
The following will explain some practical solutions to many animal life
threatening situations using natural, drug-free, food supplements.

The many pains and discomforts that our animals endure can, to a great
extent, be reduced to a more tolerable state.

Colic, the largest killer of equines, is an infection of the bowel. Rather than
injecting drugs to numb the animal and doing nothing to relieve the problem
does not seem practical. In this situation, it is much better to tie up the
organisms involved, bind up toxins being produced in the bowel, increase
peristalsis, and move the offending material and toxins out of the system.

This can be accomplished with Karbo Combo or Epic II CL. In equines with
recurrent colic symptoms, Karbo Combo, at a maintenance level of 1/2
ounce daily per 1000 lb. body weight, has been very successful in resloving
the symptoms of this terrible disease.

Information provided by:  
Gomer's Inc.
Colic - The #1 Killer of Horses
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