Horse Colic


Post-Colic-Surgery Salmonellosis and Long-Term Prognosis

January 14, 2018

Horses that developed salmonellosis after surgery and survived to discharge did as well as unaffected counterparts.... Read More


Topical Atropine Not Likely Linked to Colic Development

January 12, 2018

Oral atropine is linked to slowed gastrointestinal movement, but researchers found no such issues with topical atropine.... Read More


Poll Recap: Cold-Weather Colic

January 02, 2018

Of the 186 respondents, 43 (23%) said their horses colic more frequently during the winter than other times of the year.... Read More


Improving Horse Health Through Nutrition in the New Year

December 31, 2017

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

Article's Top Articles of 2017

December 26, 2017

Articles on laminitis, colic, hoof abscesses, licking and chewing, and wound care are among the most-read in 2017.... Read More


2018 UK Equine Research Seminar Series Announced

December 23, 2017

Lecture topics will include parasitology, gastric ulcers, fescue management, respiratory conditions, and more.... Read More


Ontario Equestrian Donates to Equine Research

December 14, 2017

With the donation Equine Guelph researchers will study gut health and colic prevention.... Read More


Could Horse Breed Predict Colic Risk?

December 11, 2017

Researchers have determined that that some gastrointestinal lesions are more common in certain types of horses.... Read More


Colic Researcher Named Past Presidents' Research Fellow

November 21, 2017

Dr. Anje Bauck received the 2017 AAEP Foundation Past Presidents' Research Fellow for her equine colic surgery research.... Read More

The fecal sample on the left is from a healthy horse, while the one on the right comes from a horse with acute colitis. (Graness, Swidsinski, Schusser: Equine fecal bacterial microbiota. University of Leipzig, Charite’ Humboldt University, Germany; Poster, Colic Research Symposium, Lexington, 2017).


Equine Gut Microbiota Research Update

November 04, 2017

Learn about the innerworkings of horses' digestive tracts and how the bacteria that reside there impact health.... Read More


Risk Factors for Colic Surgery Incision Failure Studied

October 24, 2017

This rare, but potentially catastrophic, complication occurs in less than 1% of colic surgery patients.... Read More

Other clinical signs include the horse pawing, kicking at its belly, looking at its flank, getting up and down repeatedly, or rolling violently in response to colic-associated pain.


Equine Colic: Where Are We Now?

October 22, 2017

It's been said that as long as there are horses, they will colic. This remains true, but survival rates are improving.... Read More


C. perfringens, Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Foals

October 20, 2017

Some C. perfringens strains produce a toxin called NetF, which has been linked to necrotizing enterocolitis.... Read More


Equine Guelph Offers Courses for Racing Grooms, Trainers

October 20, 2017

A digestive health course will be free for the first 50 registrants from each of Ontario's three racing sectors.... Read More


Fall Colic Prevention for Horses

October 16, 2017

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares advice on how to reduce your horse's risk of colicking this fall. ... Read More


Mares With Corrected Mesenteric Rents Can Return to Breeding

October 13, 2017

Mares discharged from the clinic following surgery have an excellent prognosis for survival and producing foals.... Read More


Switching Horse Feeds Safely

October 08, 2017

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


British Horse Health Survey Trends Reflect Current Research

October 04, 2017

Skin diseases and lameness were the most commonly reported ailments, affecting 31.1% and 23.4% of horses, respectively.... Read More


Proteins Can Predict Colic Surgery Survival

October 04, 2017

Haptoglobin in peritoneal fluid and SAA in serum and peritoneal fluid and were associated with nonsurvival.... Read More


Repeat Colic Surgeries Don't Always Have a Poor Prognosis

October 03, 2017

Of 22 horses that underwent a second surgery, 19 survived and were discharged from the hospital, researchers found.... Read More


With Quick Attention, Colicky Horses Often Recover

October 01, 2017

The steps owners should take if they suspect a horse has colic depend on the severity of the signs. Here's what to know.... Read More


Could SAA, Fibrinogen Predict Colic Surgery Complications?

September 30, 2017

If levels continue to increase for more than three to four days post-surgery, complications could be brewing.... Read More


Evaluating Horses With Chronic Colic

September 29, 2017

Horses with chronic colic present unique challenges and create a diagnostic puzzle for veterinarians to piece together.... Read More


Getting a Read on Infection in Horses

September 27, 2017

Vets are using serum amyloid A, a naturally produced protein, to detect equine infections and monitor treatment.... Read More


Study Supports Stent Use After Colic Surgery

September 26, 2017

Researchers found that antimicrobial-impregnated dressing could help reduce the incidence of surgical site infection.... Read More