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I think you were probably thinking of laminitis, FSL, which is inflammation of the soft lining in their hooves.
The short version of Jim’s link is:
Colic is tummy ache for horses, but because they have so much intestine it can be very dangerous. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It is not contagious, it usually comes from eating bad food, drinking too quickly after eating, excising on a full stomach – pretty much like indigestion.
If caught early enough it is usually easy to treat (coca cola and paracetamol, I think used to be the pony club remedy). Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â The danger comes when the gut becomes blocked (horses can’t be sick, so bad food has to go the other way). Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â In addition they can get very distressed with the pain, and in thrashing around to ease it they can damage themselves more. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
I’m sorry to see about Roxan, I thought she was a really nice type when winning the Hilary Needler.