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An Unwanted Impact

December 09, 2013

A look at how and where impaction colic happens and what measures might reduce a horse's risk. ... Read More

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Enterolith Location Doesn't Affect Surgical Complications

May 25, 2010

Researchers found that enterolith location did not affect the number of complications that horses experienced.... Read More

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Predicting Colic: Horse Breeds at Higher Risk

September 30, 2009

Researchers have noticed that certain breeds of horses are predisposed to certain types of colic. ... Read More

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Impaction Colic: Blocking the Way

May 01, 2006

Impaction colic is caused by a blockage that forms due to feed material obstruction in the large colon. Large colon impactions make up as much as 8-10% of all colic, but the cause in a large majority of the cases is not known.... Read More

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AAEP For Education

November 01, 2005

This year's annual meeting of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) in Seattle, Wash., offers a myriad of educational opportunities for veterinarians and horse owners, and has a trade show that features new products and service... Read More

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Administering Foal Enemas

June 01, 2001

With a newborn foal, you observe a checklist of progressive behaviors: Regular breaths, ears up, standing, and nursing. Once the foal has survived these adjustments to life after birth, you're tempted to sigh with relief (and go back to bed!).... Read More

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Holding Off on Treatment to "Save Money"

November 01, 2000

Often, holding off on treatment to save money in the form of vet bills results in longer, more expensive treatment, with the horse's performance or reproductive career being placed in jeopardy. ... Read More

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Dealing With Sand Colic

February 01, 2000

Prompt diagnosis and treatment can ensure that a mild colic doesn't become a fatal colic.... Read More

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Colic: To Walk Or Not To Walk

October 03, 1999

Despite what has been passed down through the years, it is acceptable for a colicky horse to lie down. Furthermore, it is considered unlikely that the horse will twist the intestines by rolling.... Read More

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The Epidemiology Of Colic

August 01, 1999

Because there are so many causes for colic, epidemiology can be helpful in determining those things that are associated with an increased risk of colic. In some cases, it also can help identify the cause.... Read More

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Foals and Meconium Impaction

February 01, 1999

Passing the meconium is, to me, the second-biggest hurdle a foal must overcome after birth--the first, obviously, is making the transition from the protected life within the uterus to life outside the uterus (breathing, standing, nursing).... Read More

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Stormy Weather and Horses

December 01, 1998

The good news is that horses are naturally well-equipped to weather practically everything that winter can dish out. They are far more tolerant of cold conditions than we poor hairless humans are; in fact, horses tend to be far more stressed by heat ... Read More

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Small Colon Impactions

February 13, 1998

Disorders of the small colon make up a small percentage of the etiologies in acute abdominal crises in horses. Obstruction by fecal material, enteroliths, and meconium are the most commonly reported pathogenic conditions of the small colon in th... Read More

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Newborn Knowledge

January 01, 1998

Final preparations will need to be made so that the newborn foal gets the best chance at life.... Read More

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Impaction Colic

June 01, 1996

Colic is an equine problem familiar to all people who work with horses. Many colics are simply gas colics and can resolve themselves quickly with little or no intervention. In some cases, the home remedy of walking the horse or loading the horse... Read More