Horse Colic


Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

February 04, 2016

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more.... Read More


Top Surgery Studies of 2015

February 03, 2016

Recaps of studies on colic outcomes, treatments for joint problems, respiratory surgery, and more.... Read More


Measuring SAA Can Help Identify Health Issues Early

January 23, 2016

Vets can use SAA levels to differentiate between systemic inflammation and noninflammatory diseases in horses.... Read More


Help! My Horse Ate Chicken Feed: What Should I Do?

January 18, 2016

Here's how to react if your horse consumes feed designed for another animal.... Read More


Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 14, 2016

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


Approaches to Managing Equine Postoperative Ileus Studied

January 10, 2016

With multiple approaches to handling ileus, one vet thinks a firm definition of the condition could help outcomes.... Read More


How Much Grain Should I Feed My Colic-Prone Horse?

January 04, 2016

An owner with a colicky horse is worried that grain could be the culprit and wants to know how much to feed.... Read More


Improving Horse Health Through Nutrition in the New Year

January 01, 2016

When it comes to feeding your horses, don't make the same mistakes you've made in the past in the new year.... Read More


Monday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 08, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from the Milne lecture and sessions on colic, digestive health, pathology, and more.... Read More


How Do You Handle Colic?

December 04, 2015

Study results suggest that owners' responses to colic signs vary considerably based on their knowledge and experience.... Read More


Douglas to Discuss Equine Colic During Free Lecture

November 17, 2015

Hope Douglas, VMD, will discuss types of colic, as well as evaluation and treatment both in the field and in a hospital.... Read More


What to Expect After Colic Surgery

November 13, 2015

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


Flunixin vs. Firocoxib for Reducing Pain After Colic Surgery

November 10, 2015

Researchers found that firocoxib and flunixin reduced horses' pain scores similarly following colic surgery.... Read More


Study Findings Could Improve Colic Diagnostics in Horses

October 13, 2015

The researchers are also seeking veterinarian and horse owner input for surveys on recognizing and diagnosing colic.... Read More


Researchers Review Impaction Colic Cases

October 08, 2015

Most impaction colics studied (53.4%) resolved without treatment or with simple medical therapy on the first visit.... Read More


Colic Basics: What You Should Know

September 18, 2015

Being prepared in advance can help horse owners handle this scary situation as well as possible.... Read More


On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More


Options for Managing Equine Intestinal Pain

September 05, 2015

Veterinarians can't manage all colics with NSAIDs alone. Learn about the other medication options they have.... Read More


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


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


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


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


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.


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


Nutrition-Related Problems: Enteroliths

April 02, 2015

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