5 Things You Need to Know
I admit I did know this one. At least, I've known a few cowboys who'd give their horses a few sips of their beer and laugh about it. Some horses seem to enjoy the flavor.
In cases where a veterinarian was not available, WWII era documents recommended soldiers give their horses beer as one of many recommended treatments for colic.
Colic is a general term used to describe the condition where a horse is suffering from abdominal pain for whatever reason.
Spasmodic colic is the type of colic most likely to respond to beer as a treatment. This type of colic is typically caused by muscle spasms in the intestines. It's kind of like indigestion.
This is where your veterinarian will be able to help you. Some colics, like gas colic, walking the horse may help to relieve symptoms.