Usually after a few minutes of an IV injection of banamine you can bring some relief to a horse even if the colic isn't resolved but this was not the case, so I immediately read the instructions and gave the Say Whoa to my horse, along with offering water (which he did drink a little of). I waited about another 40 minutes and he layed down and seemed comfortable so I left him alone. Soon, he began to eat grass and then finally stood up and I listened for gut sounds which were starting to be much improved on both sides and after about 10 more minutes his gut sounds had returned to normal and he was perfectly fine for the rest of the night. Trailering to a vet was not an option at that time, so I was very happy that I had Say Whoa on hand. I would highly recommend this product to be kept in your trailer and in your stable and at the first sign of colic that you use it. The theory is that it is an all natural, drug free product that helps the horses body send water to the gut which can help with impaction, light sand and spasm & gas and generally helps with the normal flow of digestion. Considering the cost of a vet bill or a colic surgery and the risk associated with a surgery, keeping this product on hand is a much cheaper alternative and can't hurt. While it may not help with every colic, my thought is that if it can't hurt, why not try it!
The shelf life is 5 years and it is not affected by high temperatures and if it freezes you can just thaw it and use as normal. I am convinced that this product helped my horse and from not on, I will give it to any of my horses at the first sign of colic. If you are interested in learning more about this product you may go to:
I hope this product can prevent a colic for you too!