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Another cause can be a sudden change in diet – that is why new types of feed need to be introduced slowly.
I also think it can be stress induced – certainly one of my horses got it when left in his stable all day when he was a young horse used to being out doors.
Some recover with time and others with a drench. Mine had to have an operation whereby they cut a length of his intestine away. This is the most hazardous way of treating him but it worked fine and we’ve never had a problem since (although often insurance companies won’t cover you for colic more than once).