Horse Colic

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Feeding Horses After Colic Surgery

October 01, 2010

Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of managing a horse following colic surgery. Horse owners should follow basic feeding principles and tailor some elements toward the horse's specific condition to create an optimal recovery environment.... Read More

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WEG: A Few Health Incidents at the Start

September 26, 2010

Full recoveries expected, says a World Equestrian Games veterinarian. A. Kent Allen, DVM, the chief veterinary-services coordinator for WEG, gave away one of the horse-health-related... Read More

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Recurrent Colic Diagnosis for Horses

September 01, 2010

Recurrent colic is typically defined as three or more episodes of transient or prolonged colic occurring over a period of months or upwards of a year. Although a practitioner cannot always determine a definitive etiology without exploratory surgery... Read More

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Lawsonia intracellularis

August 12, 2010

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UK Graduate Students Nab Top Three Emerging Scientist Awards

July 17, 2010

Three University of Kentucky College of Agriculture graduate students that are researching forage were awarded the top three spots in the Emerging Scientist competition during the American Forage and Grassland Co... Read More

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How Old is Too Old for Colic Surgery?

May 31, 2010

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

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Tapeworm-Colic Link Discovered

May 22, 2010

Evidence supporting a link between the equine tapeworm Anoplocephala perfoliata and colic in hores. ... Read More

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Cecal Impaction: Surgery Can Make a Difference

May 02, 2010

Horses with life-threatening cecal impactions only have a fair prognosis after surgery, but those that survive to discharge have a good prognosis, reported a group of veterinarians led by Lewis C.R. Smith, BVetMed, CertES(Orth), MRCVS, from Ros... Read More

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Colic in Horses

May 01, 2010

Colic is a catch-all phrase in horses that means they have mild or severe discomfort in their abdomens.... Read More

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Scientists Consider Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Horses

April 30, 2010

Horses could suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) like humans do, hypothesized human gastroenterologist John Hunter, MD, from the Gastoenterology Research Unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

In humans, IBS is ext... Read More

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UC Davis Offers Colic Symposium May 8

April 29, 2010

Colic and gastrointestinal health in the horse are the subjects of the annual Equine Medicine Symposium of the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) at the University of California, Davis. The symposium is s... Read More

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Colic Diagnosis Using FLASH

April 22, 2010

A new diagnostic tool can now help equine emergency care professionals quickly diagnose colics, leading to improved pain management and more immediate surgery when indicated, according to a Belgian study.

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Free Horse Owners Seminar Series at Iowa State

April 16, 2010

Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is introducing a series of free seminars for horse owners this year. They will be held on the first Tuesday of the month once a quarter at the Ames, Iowa, school.

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Kip Deville Recovering From Bout with Colic

April 07, 2010

Kip Deville, who survived a near-fatal case of laminitis earlier this year, is resting comfortably at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington after undergoing surgery for his third attack of colic.

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Speightstown Recovering After Colic Surgery

April 03, 2010

Champion Thoroughbred racehorse Speightstown had colic surgery April 1, and WinStar Farm, where the stallion stands, reported April 2 he's "recovering well" after successful surgery.

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Consequences of Stall Confinement

April 01, 2010

Confined horses tend to display undesirable behaviors and are more at risk of developing intestinal, respiratory, or musculoskeletal problems. When stalling your horse, consider effects this might have on general health and emotional state.... Read More

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Colic Surgery? Protein Expression Test Could Help Guide Decision

March 25, 2010

Expression of a particular protein in fat tissue is positively associated with an increased rate of postoperative mortality in horses, researchers recently reported. The research was led by Melissa Packer, BVetMed, MRCVS, who recently... Read More

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The Latest in Equine Veterinary Medicine

March 08, 2010

The hottest news in equine veterinary medicine at the 2009 AAEP Convention included bacteremia in foals.... Read More

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Colic Insights

March 08, 2010

Insights into colic, as discussed at the 2009 AAEP Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.... Read More

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Critical Care for Horses

March 08, 2010

Marked changes in the level of equine critical care were discussed at the 2009 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

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Horse Colic: Surgical and Medical Management

March 01, 2010

Colic in horses simply refers to abdominal pain, which has many causes, and the prognosis (chance of a positive outcome) can vary remarkably depending on the underlying cause. This article will help you understand colic basics and treatment advances.... Read More

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Advances in Equine Medicine Discussed at AAEP

February 27, 2010

What was the hottest news in equine veterinary medicine in 2009? During the popular Kester News Hour session at the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, three top veterinarians (who focus on equine reproduction... Read More

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Colic: In-Depth Discussion by Vets at AAEP

February 13, 2010

Almost all horses with colic can be saved if the problem is recognized quickly and treatment is instituted rapidly, said Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, of North Carolina State University, during the "In-Depth: Colic" portio... Read More

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Equine Hospital Salmonella Biosecurity Evaluation

February 07, 2010

Salmonella infection is a disease taken very seriously by equine veterinarians, partly because it can cause severe gastrointestinal disease in their patients, and also because it can do the same to the veterinarians and hospital staff. T... Read More

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Colic in Horses: General Review

January 29, 2010

Among the species of domestic livestock, the horse is the animal that most commonly suffers from colic.... Read More