Horse Colic

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Why Does a Horse Lie Down?

August 28, 2014

Learn about equine sleep patterns and how to tell if the amount of time your horse spends lying down is normal.... Read More

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Study: Filly Survives Colic Caused by Porcupine Quill

July 22, 2014

An Andalusian filly underwent two surgeries to repair intestinal damage caused by a swallowed porcupine quill.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Surgical Strangulation Colic Survival Rates

July 04, 2014

Researchers found that avoiding small intestine resection, when possible, can help reduce complications.... Read More

McLain Ward and Sapphire of the USA celebrate their jumping round.

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Show Jumping Great Sapphire Dies of Colic Complications

June 23, 2014

McLain Ward's legendary show jumping mount Sapphire has died. The Belgian Warmblood mare was 19.... Read More

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10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 20, 2014

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

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

June 18, 2014

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

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Thoroughbred Clever Allemont Dies at Old Friends

May 27, 2014

Old Friends retiree Clever Allemont was euthanized due to colic on May 26. The son of Clever Trick was 32. ... Read More

Wise Dan arrives at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's Forest Lane Farm.

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Wise Dan Returns Home from Rood & Riddle

May 22, 2014

Wise Dan had a spring in his step after arriving at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's Forest Lane Farm on May 21.... Read More

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Champion Racehorse Wise Dan Undergoes Colic Surgery

May 16, 2014

Wise Dan was taken to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital for emergency surgery, trainer Charlie LoPresti said.... Read More

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Researchers Test 'Composite Pain Scale' for Horses

May 06, 2014

The scale includes common behaviors often seen in horses suffering from abdominal or musculoskeletal pain.... Read More

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Introducing Horses to Growing Spring Pastures

April 27, 2014

Here are a few things to consider before turning your horses out on growing pastures this spring.... Read More

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Will My Horse Survive Colic Surgery?

April 03, 2014

There are no easy answers when it comes to colic surgery, just as there are no easy decisions.... Read More

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Standing Colic Surgery? In Some Cases It's Possible

March 07, 2014

Recent research showed that standing colic colic can be beneficial when other options have failed.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

March 04, 2014

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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GI Complications Associated with Elective General Anesthesia

March 03, 2014

Researchers found that GI dysfunction occurred after 36 of the 416 procedures (about 8.7% of cases).... Read More

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Blood Protein to Diagnose Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Colic

March 02, 2014

Researchers evaluated if vets could use blood protein levels to distinguish surgical from nonsurgical colic.... Read More

A rectal thermometer is a necessary tool for monitoring your horse's temperature in case of infection.

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When a Horse Colics: The Physical Examination

February 21, 2014

A general physical examination is performed as part of the clinical evaluation of the horse exhibiting colic. ... Read More

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The Clinical Signs of Equine Colic

February 14, 2014

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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Important Colic Observations

February 07, 2014

Owners can help their vets diagnose colic by offering the afflicted horse's complete health history. ... Read More

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Equine Colic Risk Factors

January 31, 2014

Certain management factors might affect the likelihood of colic episodes.... Read More

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Commentary: St Nicholas Abbey's 
Brave Battle

January 29, 2014

Learn about St Nicholas Abbey's battle with a fracture that was ultimately ended by a severe bout of colic.... Read More

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Olympic Eventer Lionheart Euthanized

January 27, 2014

The 12-year-old Westphalian gelding was euthanized Jan. 18 in Florida following two colic surgeries.... Read More

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Can Imaging Mesenteric Lymph Nodes Save Horses' Lives?

January 26, 2014

Vets can image the cecal mesentery to garner information that could lead to a lymphadenopathy diagnosis.... Read More

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The Incidence of Colic

January 24, 2014

One study showed that equine colic has an estimated prevalence of 4.2 events per 100 horses per year. ... Read More

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Irish Star St Nicholas Abbey Dies From Colic

January 14, 2014

Champion Irish racehorse St Nicholas Abbey died the morning of Jan. 14 due to complications from colic.... Read More