Horse Colic


Tell If Your Horse Has Ingested Too Much Sand

October 10, 2013

Too much sand in your horse's intestines can cause diarrhea, blockages and colic. ... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Brittany Harlow

September 28, 2013

Harlow's research has focused on exploring options for reducing gastrointestinal conditions in the horse.... Read More


Poll Recap: Colic Surgery Experiences

September 17, 2013

Most voters--421, or 73%--indicated they've never taken a horse to colic surgery. ... Read More


Commentary: Rachel Alexandra and Brent Comer: A Love Story

September 07, 2013

Meet a person instrumental in helping Rachel Alexandra recover from life-threatening foaling complications.... Read More


Equine Guelph offers Horses’ Colic Risk Assessment

July 28, 2013

The online tool assesses and calculates colic risk while providing useful feedback on management practices.... Read More


Equine Postoperative Ileus Insights

July 22, 2013

Gain insight about postoperative ileus: a potentially life-threatening complication of colic surgery.... Read More


ACVIM 2013: Signs of Colic vs. Botulism

June 15, 2013

Horses with botulism often present as if they're colicking. Here is how to tell the difference.... Read More


Researchers Find Link between Cribbing, Abdominal Pressure

June 10, 2013

Researchers discovered that cribbing causes increased intra-abdominal pressure.... Read More


June Again Designated Equine Colic Awareness Month

May 30, 2013

Equine Colic Awareness Month is designed to raise awareness on the issues of colic and colic prevention.... Read More


Study Reviews Cecal Cupula Impaction Colic (AAEP 2012)

May 27, 2013

Until recently cecal cupula impactions had only been reported in conjunction with other cecal problems.... Read More


Helping the Gassy Horse

May 21, 2013

Are there any products available to give on a daily basis to horses that develop gas easily?... Read More

12 Signs of Equine Health


12 Signs of Good Equine Health

May 09, 2013

Learn about normal equine vital signs and what they mean about your horse in this information-packed report. ... Read More


Equine Guelph to Offer Second Colic Prevention eWorkshop

April 13, 2013

Equine Guelph has opened registration for a second offering of their eWorkshop on colic prevention.... Read More


Will Rolling Cause Colic?

February 19, 2013

Does the actual act of normal rolling cause torsion? ... Read More


Rachel Alexandra Remains in Serious Condition

February 14, 2013

Rachel Alexandra remains in serious condition Feb. 14 after undergoing surgery yesterday. ... Read More


Equine Guelph Offers Online Colic Course

February 09, 2013

Equine Guelph is combating colic with a new online eWorkshop March 11-24.... Read More


Decoding Small Intestine Problems with Ultrasound (AAEP 2012)

February 09, 2013

Ultrasound can be a valuable aid to practitioners when assessing the cause and severity of colic.... Read More

Tight junctions beneath the microvilli (microscopic cellular membrane protrusions, seen here as parallel lines) in the equine intestinal lining. A NC State team has noticed these spaces tend to become “leaky” in the damaged mucosal barrier, allowing more cells in—both good and bad—than necessary.


Colic Researchers: Tight Junctions Crucial in Gut Function

February 01, 2013

A research team is examining how infectious disease and inflammation impact cells in the horse's gut.... Read More


The Miniature Horse: More Than Just a Smaller Horse

January 13, 2013

Miniature Horses are more susceptible to some health problems than their larger counterparts.... Read More


The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More


Preventing Fall and Winter Colic

December 11, 2012

Paying attention to equine management can go a long way to decrease colic incidence.... Read More


Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

December 10, 2012

Dr. Lisa Fortier recaps studies on upper respiratory tract health, colic, lameness, and racehorse health.... Read More


University of Nottingham Seeking Vet Participation in Colic Survey

November 24, 2012

The survey will collect information on how cases of colic present and are assessed in veterinary practice.... Read More


Tips for Managing Horses in Winter to Avoid Colic

November 21, 2012

Making diet changes slowly, ensuring water intake, and keeping horses moving can help reduce colic risk.... Read More


Coronavirus: A Cause of Enteric Disease in Adult Horses?

November 12, 2012

Coronavirus--common in foals--could be associated with enteric disease outbreaks in adult horses.... Read More