Horse Colic

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Caring for the Equine Colic Survivor

September 03, 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

Colicking horses often have slow capillary refill time and white gums, which is a sign of shock.

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SIRS Scoring System Useful in Assessing Equine Emergencies

August 19, 2017

A recently developed scoring system can help veterinarians make treatment recommendations, researchers say.... Read More

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Colicky Foals: Diagnostics and Decision-Making

August 08, 2017

Foals' size and fragility present veterinarians with unique diagnostic and treatment challenges in the face of colic.... Read More

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When to Refer a Colic Case

August 06, 2017

A vet reviews the different lesions practitioners might encounter during a colic and whether they warrant referral.... Read More

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Companion Horse Medical Coverage Options Expanding

July 31, 2017

Owners now have the option of purchasing insurance policies to cover some of companion horses' medical expenses.... Read More

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Top Tweets from the AAEP Equine Colic Symposium

July 21, 2017

Read some of The Horse staff's top tweets and take-home messages related to recent equine colic research. ... Read More

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How Well Do Horse Owners Recognize Laminitis?

July 18, 2017

Owners did not recognize laminitis in 42 out of 93 cases; rather, they cited undefined lameness, hoof abscess, or colic.... Read More

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Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

July 02, 2017

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More

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How Do You Handle Colic?

June 30, 2017

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

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5 Things You Need to Know: Colic

June 28, 2017

Equine surgeon Dr. Sarah le Jeune shares what every horse owner needs to know about colic.... Read More

Special considerations should be taken when evaluating a foal suffering a bout of colic.

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Medical Management of the Colicky Foal

June 26, 2017

Many cases of colic in foals can be corrected medically with the assistance of a veterinarian.... Read More

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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

Lethargy and depression are common clinical signs associated with the early onset of colic. The horse might seem listless or quieter than normal.

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Colic in Horses

June 15, 2017

Colic is the most common cause of equine deaths. Take a closer look at this devastating condition.... 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

Barbed sutures have been shown to eliminate the need for knot-tying, making the procedure more efficient, and distribute the tension on the suture line more evenly.

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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