Formerly known as Stops Colic, SayWhoa! is showing up in horse supply and feed stores as the answer to the ever-present problem of colic in horses. Made of natural ingredients, SayWhoa! claims to be quickly absorbed through the lining of the horse’s stomach to enter the bloodstream.
SayWhoa! breaks down non-living organic and inorganic matter such as hay, grass, feed, dirt and sand, as it quickly softens fecal impactions to a semi-liquid state without harming any living tissues in the horse.
© 2013 by Carien Schippers
According to the Stops Colic website, natural ingredients ingredients work with the horse’s body by drawing fluids into the intestinal tract which soften and break apart the impaction. Then the ionic solution stimulates the bowel muscle so motility (peristalsis) is returned to normal. Performance horses test drug free.
A combination of ingredients: Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium D, Peppermint Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, Sorbitol and Molasses for flavor. This product is a natural product that “Can Do No Harm” to be given orally; the horse just swallows. Each part of the formula works until the effect of colic is repaired and the bout is stopped:
Part 1 – Breaks down non-living organic and inorganic matter such as hay, grass, feed, dirt and sand. It quickly softens fecal impactions to a semi-liquid state without harming any living tissues.
Part 2 – Draws excess fluid from within the body into the dehydrated bowels where it’s needed. Once proper hydration is restored, the bowels begin to function properly once more.
Part 3 – Restores the ionic solutions needed by the bowel smooth muscles to regain their motility. In turn, this allows the now semi-liquid impaction to begin to move toward elimination.
Part 4 – Dissipates gas. This deflates the painful distended bowels. The semi-liquid fecal matter & gas are then passed.
SayWhoa immediately goes to work within minutes; peristalsis starts again within 10 – 30 minutes. The horse owner can hear as bowel sounds return within 30 minutes on both sides of the horse’s abdomen. Many horses have actually been documented to have returned to competition in the arena, show ring, or race track only hours after the bout has ended!
What Is the Difference between “Normal” & “Abnormal” Bout? A “normal bout” is considered an impaction, light sand, gas or spasmodic.
An “abnormal bout” is horse with bowels that are twisted, torsion, knotted, ruptured or blocked by foreign object (like eating plastic bag, etc.) excessive sand, gravel, stones, tumors or infected bowels. Stops Colic cannot help with these.
After administering the product, a horse owner will hear returning and/or stronger bowel sounds, within 10 – 30 minutes on both sides, if this is a normal bout. The horse will also appear to be in better condition.
If no sounds return and your horse does not appear better then your horse is having an ABNORMAL BOUT. and requires a vet. This product cannot treat bowels that are twisted, torsion, knotted, ruptured, blocked by objects, excessive sand, gravel, stones or tumors, are experiencing heavy spasms or infected. The product cannot always help a horse who remains symptomatic 1-2 days after a vet diagnosed and treated them conventionally for an impaction.
Currently over 300 feed stores, vet clinics and saddle shops are selling ‘SayWhoa!, predominantly in Texas. Visit StopsColic.com to find a retailer near you. Through education to the public by feed store managers, riding instructors and professional trainers, the word has spread and now is trusted by thousands of horse owners as well as holistic vets.