Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems

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Equine GI and Respiratory Disease: What's New?

April 24, 2017

Researchers discuss equine rotavirus infection in foals, bacterial upper airway infections, and more.... Read More

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Study: Most Horses Go Back to Work After Colic Surgery

April 18, 2017

A long-term study showed that 92.5% of horses discharged had returned to work four to eight years after surgery.... Read More

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How Veterinarians Assess Horses With Acute Colic

April 14, 2017

A complete, thorough, and timely workup of the horse has the greatest effect on successfully treating colic.... Read More

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What is Leptospirosis?

April 11, 2017

Learn whether your horse is at risk and if you should be vaccinating for this "new" disease.... Read More

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Leading Causes of Death in Aged Horses in Kentucky Examined

April 07, 2017

Digestive system and cardiovascular system problems were the most common causes of death in the study population.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2016

April 06, 2017

Confirmed diseases include equine herpesvirus, West Nile virus, African horse sickness, strangles, influenza, and more.... Read More

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Aloe Vera for Equine Ulcers?

March 29, 2017

A veterinarian addresses whether oral aloe vera could help gastric ulcers and offers evidence-based alternatives. ... Read More

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Clear and Present Danger: Reduce Your Horse's Disease Risk

March 23, 2017

Use this four-step plan to keep equine infectious diseases in check.... Read More

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UKVDL Map of the Month: Lawsonia in Kentucky Equids

March 23, 2017

L. intracellularis can cause segments of small intestines and sometimes large intestines to thicken.... Read More

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Colic: What Should I Do Until the Vet Gets Here?

March 22, 2017

An equine critical care specialist shares advice for dealing with a colic while waiting for your vet.... Read More

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4 Misconceptions About Alfalfa

March 21, 2017

Does alfalfa cause kidney or respiratory problems or make horses hyper? Specialists shed light on these myths and more.... Read More

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7 Equine Nutrition Myths Busted

March 03, 2017

Decipher fact vs. fiction when it comes to the complicated world of feeding horses. ... Read More

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Poll Recap: Colic Surgery

February 28, 2017

Many respondents said they'd have to consider the possible outcomes before sending a horse to colic surgery.... Read More

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Tweets from Rood & Riddle's Client Education Seminar

February 23, 2017

Read the top tweets and take-homes from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital's client education seminar.... Read More

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Time to Thrive: Neonatal Health Concerns

February 14, 2017

A look at health risks and survival rates among equine neonates.... Read More

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Top Medicine Studies of 2016

February 07, 2017

Dr. Rob MacKay recaps studies on heparin for EHM prevention, liver failure caused by supplements, headshaking, and more.... Read More

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How to Feed Horses With Gastric Ulcers

February 03, 2017

Tips include ensuring constant forage access, providing pasture turn-out, and limiting concentrate intake, among others.... Read More

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Feeding the Ulcer-Prone Horse

January 23, 2017

Learn how to craft a diet for the horse with painful lesions in his stomach.... Read More

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Do Probiotics Help Prevent Foal Diarrhea?

January 22, 2017

The probiotic researchers tested had "disappointing" results, but not all studies have yielded negative results.... Read More

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How Much Grain Should I Feed My Colic-Prone Horse?

January 16, 2017

An owner with a colicky horse is worried that grain could be the culprit and wants to know how much to feed.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter

January 09, 2017

Diseases reported include African horse sickness, influenza, EHV, EIA, rabies, and more.... Read More

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Two Potential Equine Gastric Ulcer Medications Analyzed

January 02, 2017

Researchers investigated oral esomeprazole and a long-acting injectable omeprazole formulation.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Infographics of 2016

December 28, 2016

View information on skin conditions, deworming, staying sane on stall rest, feeding, conditioning, and more.... Read More

Commentary

Risks Associated With Feeding Horses Traditional Bran Mashes

December 12, 2016

While steeped in tradition, feeding bran mashes can cause GI distress in horses. Learn why, and discover alternatives.... Read More

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Impact of Dosage and Diet on Omeprazole Efficacy

December 11, 2016

A brief period of fasting prior to omeprazole administration could help maximize drug absorption and, thus, efficacy.... Read More