Horse Colic

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Pain Management in Horses

August 31, 2015

Dr. Anthony Blikslager offers insight to vets on recognizing horses in pain and covers drug therapy options.... Read More

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Colic: First Things First

August 14, 2015

Here are the steps to take and information to gather when faced with a colicking horse. ... Read More

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Diagnosing Colic in a 'FLASH'

July 31, 2015

Learn how vets use a technique called FLASH, a targeted abdominal ultrasound examination, to diagnose colic.... Read More

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10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 15, 2015

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

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Colic Surgery: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

June 12, 2015

While vets have made progress in improving colic surgery in the past 40 years, there are still improvements to be made.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

May 15, 2015

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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Colic in Ophthalmic and Orthopedic Patients Compared

April 21, 2015

In the researchers' clinic colic incidence among each group of patients was not significantly different.... Read More

Larvae of <em>Strongylus vulgaris</em>, the bloodworm, migrate in the mesenteric arteries for about four months before returning to the intestine. Here, they cause inflammation and blood clots that can lead to severe colic. This parasite has not been reported resistant to dewormers and has become rare in managed horse populations.

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New Test Helps Vets Evaluate Bloodworms' Link to Colic

April 17, 2015

Using a new test, researchers determined that bloodworms are associated with nonstrangulating intestinal infarctions.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Enteroliths

April 02, 2015

Enteroliths are stony formations that can block horses' digestive tracts and trigger colic signs.... Read More

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Multiple Celiotomies in Short Span Yield a Guarded Prognosis

March 21, 2015

Horses undergoing multiple colic surgeries in a 14-day period are at greater risk for incisional infections.... Read More

Colic with small intestinal disease and peritoneal effusion, as seen on an ultrasound.

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Ultrasound, Palpation per Rectum to Diagnose Colic

March 15, 2015

Learn how veterinarians can use these methods in concert to diagnose colic in horses.... Read More

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Intercity Insurance, Equine Guelph Partner to Combat Colic

March 14, 2015

Equine Guelph and Intercity are providing online workshops and tools to help owners reduce colic risk.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More

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Keys to Managing Colic Medically

February 22, 2015

The three main types of medical treatment for colic include fluid therapy, laxative administration, and pain management.... Read More

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How Do I Prevent Impaction Colic During Winter Weather?

February 18, 2015

Colic is a threat to horses, especially during colder weather. Our experts share feeding and hydration tips.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Colic

February 15, 2015

Learn how a horse's diet can increase or decrease his risk of developing colic.... Read More

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What's in a Supplement?

February 02, 2015

Here's what current research, or lack thereof, is telling us about common equine supplement ingredients.... Read More

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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

Erin Venable, MS, PhD, assistant professor of equine science, with Cupid, one of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s cannulated horses.

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SIU Research Looks to Solve Equine Colic Mystery

January 19, 2015

Erin Venable, MS, PhD, is using cannulated horses to learn what goes on in a horse's cecum.... Read More

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Psyllium, Magnesium Sulfate's Sand Clearing Ability Studied

January 15, 2015

A psyllium/magnesium sulfate combination appears safe and effective for helping horses evacuate sand from their colons.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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Horse Welfare: Keeping Horses Healthy Through the Winter

December 16, 2014

Here's a look at three health conditions to watch for during the winter that could negatively impact equine welfare.... Read More

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Surgical vs. Medical Cecal Impaction Management

December 09, 2014

Researchers found that 82% of surgically managed horses and 61% of medically managed horses survived.... Read More

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Ways to Reduce a Cribber's Colic Risk

December 04, 2014

Researchers' suggestions include maximizing cribbers' turnout time, making sure forage is readily available, and more.... Read More

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Old Horse Topics at the AAEP Convention

December 01, 2014

What senior horse health topics would you like to see researchers study?... Read More