Horse Colic

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Show Jumper Presley Boy in Intensive Care with Laminitis

July 16, 2012

The stallion worked July 5 before developing colic and endotoxemia that night. He remains in intensive care.... Read More

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Feeding Horses Post-Colic

June 25, 2012

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

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June Designated as Colic Awareness Month

June 05, 2012

Crusade Against Equine Colic was founded to prompt discussions about the potentially deadly disease.... Read More

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Equine Colic Management and Long-Term Survival

April 01, 2012

Colic survival rates have improved greatly over the years, but timely treatment and diligent aftercare still a... Read More

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Clinical Outcomes of Large Intestine Thickening (AAEP 2011)

March 25, 2012

Researchers find large intestinal thickening could indicate multiple diseases in addition to colic.... Read More

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Post-Colic Care

March 19, 2012

If you horse has colicked in the past, what can you do to help prevent it from happening again?... Read More

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Suture Material Matters for Abdominal Incisions (AAEP 2011)

March 02, 2012

Researchers compared different suture materials' integrity for closing abdominal incisions from colic surgery.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Post-Colic Care March 15

March 01, 2012

Tune in on Thursday, March 15, 8 p.m., EDT, for TheHorse.com's free Ask the Vet LIVE audio and chat event.... Read More

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Suture Techniques for Intestines Compared (AAEP 2011)

February 27, 2012

The Lembert single layer pattern is faster, stronger, and less likely to impede the intestinal flow.... Read More

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Managing Severe Colic in the Field (AAEP 2011)

February 21, 2012

Horse owners should be prepared to make decisions about managing serious colic without the option of referral.... Read More

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International Panel Identifies Priorities for Colic Research

February 18, 2012

The panel's report identified future research priorities for the study of equine colic.... Read More

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Sporting Activity After Colic Surgery in Horses (AAEP 2011)

January 20, 2012

In the current study most horses successfully returned to their prior athletic function after colic surgery.... Read More

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"Colic in 3D: The Glass Horse" Lecture Scheduled

January 20, 2012

On Tuesday, Feb.7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the New Bolton Center will present "Colic in 3D: The Glass Horse."... Read More

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Cold Weather Colic

January 01, 2012

The No. 1 cause of colic during winter is a lack of fresh, unfrozen water. ... Read More

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Winter Feed Changes: Use Caution when Adjusting Rations

December 22, 2011

Horses need more feed to replace energy loss brought about by harsh conditions as the temperature turn colder.... Read More

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Ultrasonography for Evaluating Colic Cases?

December 16, 2011

Ultrasonography successfully identified both small and large intestinal diseases and predicted surgery need.... Read More

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Cortisol Test Might Detect Horses at Higher Risk for Colic

October 11, 2011

The cortisol circadian rhythm ratio can identify horses under chronic stress and at risk for colic.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.

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Are Stabled Horses at Increased Risk for Developing Colic?

September 27, 2011

Researchers found the frequency of intestinal contractions was lower in stabled horses than pastured horses.... Read More

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Study: Permanently Avoiding Colic Impossible in Some Horses

September 25, 2011

Researchers discuss the first case in which surgery to permanently prevent a renosplenic entrapment failed.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Sire Awesome Again Returns to Adena Springs

September 20, 2011

Awesome Again returned home after undergoing colic surgery Sept. 13 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.... Read More

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Leading Thoroughbred Sire Awesome Again Has Colic Surgery

September 14, 2011

Awesome Again is recuperating from colic surgery performed Sept. 13 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.... Read More

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The Equine Digestive Tract and How it Relates to Colic

September 07, 2011

Certain parts of the horse's digestive tract are associated with higher risks of developing 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

September 05, 2011

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

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Post-Surgery Prognosis in Horses

September 01, 2011

When a horse needs surgery, what's his prognosis for a full recovery? What problems can occur during recovery?... Read More

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Colic in Broodmares: Special Considerations

August 31, 2011

Peripartum colic is a common but sometimes life-threatening complication often seen in broodmares.... Read More