Horse Colic

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What to Expect After Colic Surgery

June 23, 2017

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home.... Read More

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Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

June 21, 2017

Does your colicking horse need to go to a clinic? Here's how veterinarians determine the need for referral.... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent Colic

June 19, 2017

Horses are more prone to digestive upset than other domestic animals because of how their GI tract functions. ... Read More

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How Old is Too Old for Colic Surgery?

June 16, 2017

The New Bolton Center has made some surprising discoveries concerning older horses and colic surgery.... Read More

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Medical Colic Management: What to Know

June 14, 2017

The goal of medical management centers around breaking the associated pain cycle and reestablishing proper GI function.... Read More

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Feeding Horses Post-Colic

June 12, 2017

Developing an understanding of post-colic feeding practices can help your horse on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Barbed Sutures Help Horses With Nephrosplenic Entrapment

June 09, 2017

Barbed sutures eliminate the need for knot-tying and distribute tension on the suture line more evenly, researchers say.... Read More

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

June 07, 2017

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

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Dealing With a Down Horse

June 07, 2017

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More

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The Clinical Signs of Equine Colic

June 05, 2017

Learn to identify these common and important signs of colic in horses--doing so might save your horse's life.... Read More

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AAEP Equine Colic Research Symposium Slated for July

June 03, 2017

The event is held every three years and focuses on new innovations in colic care.... Read More

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The Horse, KindredBio Partner for Colic Awareness

June 01, 2017

Find equine colic content on TheHorse.com throughout June. ... 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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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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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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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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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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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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Fall Colic Prevention for Horses

November 21, 2016

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

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Cold Weather Horse Colic

November 14, 2016

With cold weather comes complicating factors that could increase horses' colic risk. ... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Colic Surgery

October 22, 2016

Veterinary technicians play many roles before, during, and after colic surgery. Learn more about their roles.... Read More

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All Wound Up: Is Your Horse 'Stressed Out'?

October 02, 2016

Physiological stress can be an important equine welfare issue. Here's what you should know.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

October 01, 2016

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