Ask the Vet LIVE: Post-Colic Care March 15

Ask the Vet LIVE: Post-Colic Care

Colic is a terrifying experience for a horse owner, and for good reason. It’s the number one killer of domestic horses. Even if your horse survived the experience, once you’ve gone through a colic episode, it’s not something you’ll ever want to do again.

Why do some horses seem predisposed to experiencing colic episodes? And, if you horse has colicked in the past, what can you do to help prevent it from happening again?

Find out answers to these questions and more on Thursday, March 15, 8 p.m., EDT, during’s free Ask the Vet LIVE audio and chat event, "After Colic: Long-Term Care and Prevention," presented by Arenus. When you a register for this event, you will have the opportunity to submit your questions for the experts to answer during the live chat. You can also submit questions while you listen to the live presentation.

Our on-call panelists for this event will include:

Nathaniel White II, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVSNathaniel White II, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, is a world-renowned expert on equine colic and has authored several books on the topic, including The Equine Acute Abdomen and Handbook of Equine Colic, as well as the surgical texts Current Techniques in Equine Surgery and Lameness, and Current Practice of Equine Surgery. He is currently the Jean Ellen Shehan Professor at Virginia Tech’s Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center and serves as the program’s director. His clinical and research interests include pathophysiology of ischemia-reperfusion, epidemiology of colic, abdominal and orthopedic surgery, and treatment of orthopedic diseases. White is a past president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

Jay Altman, DVM Jay Altman, DVM, veterinary management consultant with Arenus, has worked his way through two degree programs as a certified farrier, then managed a referral surgical facility in Pennsylvania before starting Equine Medical Service, an exclusively equine ambulatory practice based in Fort Collins, Colo. He also developed, tested, and launched the Assure Product Line. In 2008, he sold the Assure System to Arenus/Novus Nutrition Brands and stayed on as an independent consultant, helping promote and educate consumers and veterinarians on digestive health. He still works part time as a practicing equine veterinarian, specializing in lameness and digestive health.

We hope you can join us on March 15 for this event! Reserve your seat now!

Minimum System Requirements:

  • 256 megabytes (MB) of RAM; 512 MB recommended.
  • Broadband Internet connection or access to a high-speed network highly recommended.
  • Speakers/headphones on your computer to hear the audio.
  • Flash Player 8 or higher.
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