Gastrointestinal Drug Safe for Use in Pregnant Mares

May 09, 2015

Misoprostol, which can cause abortion in humans, is used to prevent or treat right dorsal colitis in horses.... Read More


Studying Emerging Diseases in the Equine Industry

January 30, 2015

Dr. Scott Weese studies microbial populations in the horses' digestive tracts, infection sources and carriers, and more.... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Riding School Horse Health

November 17, 2014

Lack of pasture time and advancing age were the prime culprits behind lesson horse health problems.... Read More


Knottenbelt: Fecal Blood Test Opening Diagnostic Doors

June 05, 2014

Learn how one vet believes the test can help improve diagnostics for a number of horse health conditions.... Read More


Top Equine Medicine Studies of 2013

January 31, 2014

Carol Clark, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, shares her picks for the top equine medicine studies of 2013.... Read More


Using Cryotherapy to Prevent Colitis-Associated Laminitis

November 29, 2013

Horses with colitis were 10 times less likely to develop laminitis when treated with cryotherapy.... Read More


Racehorse Paynter to Stand at WinStar

October 31, 2013

Paynter recovered from a life-threatening illness a year ago before successfully returning to the racetrack. ... Read More


Researchers Explore Microbes to Benefit Animal, Human Health

October 26, 2013

Researchers are exploring animal microbiome to benefit both animals--including horses--and humans.... Read More


Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More


Racehorse who Overcame Laminitis Returns to Racing

June 14, 2013

Paynter, who overcame a serious illness, will return to the races later today in California. ... Read More


Racehorse Paynter to Resume Training, Wins Vox Populi

December 27, 2012

It's hoped that the colt, who battled a series of medical issues in 2012, will return to the track in 2013.... Read More


Commentary: Racehorse Paynter Continues Road to Recovery

November 13, 2012

Steve Haskin provides an update on Paynter's recovery at Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center.... Read More


Racehorse Paynter to Rehab at Fair Hill Equine Therapy

October 15, 2012

Zayat, commenting Oct. 12, said the intent is to eventually return Paynter to training.
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Commentary: Paynter--A Profile in Courage

October 07, 2012

Steve Haskin shares his thoughts on racehorse Paynter's multiple medical battles and his recovery.... Read More


Racehorse Paynter Undergoes Surgery

October 03, 2012

Veterinarians removed a 15-inch external growth from the colt's intestines this morning.... Read More


Racehorse Paynter Recovers from Laminitis, Fighting Colitis

September 21, 2012

Paynter has "beaten laminitis" and will be able to race again if he beats colitis, his owner said Sept. 21.... Read More


Zayat Family: Paynter Continues Improvement

September 07, 2012

Zayat Stables reports that its 3-year-old colt Paynter continues to improve after a rough couple of days.... Read More


Next 24 Hours 'Critical' in Case of Racehorse Paynter

September 04, 2012

Ailing Haskell Invitational winner fights infected catheter after receiving treatment for fever... Read More


Salmonella and Colitis in Horses

September 10, 2011

Salmonellosis and colitis often occur in tandem in horses, but can be detected independently as well.... Read More


Enteric Bacteria: Can Healthy Horses be Carriers?

July 11, 2011

Could a healthy horse in one's own backyard be a disease risk for other horses?... Read More


Combining 'Best' of Two Surgical Techniques for Right Dorsal Colitis

October 10, 2010

A gelding with right dorsal colitis has two surgical techniques to remove a diseased part of his bowel.... Read More


Scientists Consider Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Horses

April 30, 2010

Horses could suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) like humans do, hypothesized human gastroenterologist John Hunter, MD, from the Gastoenterology Research Unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

In humans, IBS is ext... Read More


Necropsy Shows Racehorse Died of Colitis Complications

June 22, 2009

The initial necropsy report on Team Valor's Sailor's Cap, who died suddenly in his stall three days after winning the June 14 Poker Stakes, showed that he died of probable cardiac arrest caused by colitis-X.

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Human Strain of Clostridium Difficile Reported in Quarter Horse

May 13, 2009

The same strain of Clostridium difficile that causes illness and death in human hospitals was reported in a 14-year-old Quarter Horse, according to a paper published in May issue of the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.... Read More


Toxin Test Might Identify Horses with Diarrhea that Could be Debilitating

April 14, 2009

Early identification of a toxin produced by the diarrhea-causing bacterium Clostridium difficile, in the feces of horses with diarrhea might help identify which horses are at risk for developing serious disease, report... Read More