My horse underwent surgery for an ileal impaction and dislocation. At the time he was turned out in a pasture (grass, but not enough to sustain him) with a round bale. He had been in this situation for 2 years prior with no problem.
I noticed his teeth hadn’t been done in awhile, so I made an appointment for the vet to come out. The day before he was supposed to get his teeth done is when he coliced and had his surgery.
Now we have been bringing him back on alfalfa only. He is almost done his stall rest and will go into a small paddock soon, but I am worried about if/when he will go back into the “big pasture” with the round bale. He would still get alfalfa am and pm with his feed (all the horses have individual feeding pens) but I am worried sick that if he eats that round bale he will run into trouble again.
Vet said it was ok, but I am skeptical. If anyone has any input on this situation I’d greatly appreciate it.