Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems

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C. perfringens, Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Foals

October 20, 2017

Some C. perfringens strains produce a toxin called NetF, which has been linked to necrotizing enterocolitis.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Offers Courses for Racing Grooms, Trainers

October 20, 2017

A digestive health course will be free for the first 50 registrants from each of Ontario's three racing sectors.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2016

October 19, 2017

Vets confirmed cases of EHV, influenza, African horse sickness, piroplasmosis, West Nile virus, and more.... Read More

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Fall Colic Prevention for Horses

October 16, 2017

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares advice on how to reduce your horse's risk of colicking this fall. ... Read More

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Mares With Corrected Mesenteric Rents Can Return to Breeding

October 13, 2017

Mares discharged from the clinic following surgery have an excellent prognosis for survival and producing foals.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

October 08, 2017

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

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Lollying Around: Why Does My Horse Play With His Tongue?

October 05, 2017

What could be the cause behind this young horse's strange tongue lollying at feeding time? Dr. Sue McDonnell answers.... Read More

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British Horse Health Survey Trends Reflect Current Research

October 04, 2017

Skin diseases and lameness were the most commonly reported ailments, affecting 31.1% and 23.4% of horses, respectively.... Read More

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Proteins Can Predict Colic Surgery Survival

October 04, 2017

Haptoglobin in peritoneal fluid and SAA in serum and peritoneal fluid and were associated with nonsurvival.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Older Horse Care Concerns

October 03, 2017

Readers said maintaining weight, osteoarthritis, and other lameness were their top senior horse care concerns. ... Read More

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Repeat Colic Surgeries Don't Always Have a Poor Prognosis

October 03, 2017

Of 22 horses that underwent a second surgery, 19 survived and were discharged from the hospital, researchers found.... Read More

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With Quick Attention, Colicky Horses Often Recover

October 01, 2017

The steps owners should take if they suspect a horse has colic depend on the severity of the signs. Here's what to know.... Read More

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

October 01, 2017

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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Could SAA, Fibrinogen Predict Colic Surgery Complications?

September 30, 2017

If levels continue to increase for more than three to four days post-surgery, complications could be brewing.... Read More

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Evaluating Horses With Chronic Colic

September 29, 2017

Horses with chronic colic present unique challenges and create a diagnostic puzzle for veterinarians to piece together.... Read More

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Getting a Read on Infection in Horses

September 27, 2017

Vets are using serum amyloid A, a naturally produced protein, to detect equine infections and monitor treatment.... Read More

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Study Supports Stent Use After Colic Surgery

September 26, 2017

Researchers found that antimicrobial-impregnated dressing could help reduce the incidence of surgical site infection.... Read More

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Feeding Choke-Prone Horses

September 25, 2017

Find out which horses are at the highest risk for feed-related choke and what you can do to reduce that risk.... Read More

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Shared Science: Human and Equine Health Similarities

September 19, 2017

Studying diseases across species can benefit horses as well as people.... Read More

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Equine Nutrition Counseling Services Have Positive Impact

September 15, 2017

Owners of horses with medical problems reported "good" results following nutritional consultation in 92% cases.... Read More

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Burning Up: Photosensitization and Sunburn in Horses

September 07, 2017

Some horses are vulnerable to sun damage. Here's what to watch for and how to protect against it. ... Read More

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Caring for the Equine Colic Survivor

September 04, 2017

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More

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UK Alumni Spotlight: Natalie Heitz

August 26, 2017

After graduating from UK, Heitz entered vet school at Auburn University, where she is on track to graduate in May 2018.... Read More

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Emergency 911: Horse Show Edition

August 25, 2017

Critical conditions can strike when you're at a competition with your horse. Here's how to handle them. ... Read More

Alfalfa is a protein- and calcium-rich legume that can be processed into pellets and/or included in complete feeds and concentrates.

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Alfalfa Chaff vs. Pellets: Can Form Affect Gastric Ulcers?

August 24, 2017

Alfalfa products with smaller particle sizes appear to be more effective in helping limit gastric lesion formation.... Read More