Horse Colic


Eclipse Award Finalist Laughing Dies From Colic

January 08, 2014

Laughing is a finalist for the 2013 Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding female turf performer.... Read More


2005 Breeders' Cup Sprint Winner Silver Train Dies

December 30, 2013

Silver Train died from a colic attack Dec. 29 while shuttling to the United States from Brazil. ... Read More


2009 Belmont Stakes Winner Summer Bird Dies

December 26, 2013

The 7-year-old son of Birdstone developed colic Dec. 22 and efforts to save him were unsuccessful.... Read More


Equine Guelph offers Welfare Tips, Colic Risk Assessment

December 22, 2013

As the Guelph’s "Year of Colic Prevent" wraps, it announces 2014 as the year of "Full Circle Responsibility."... Read More


An Unwanted Impact

December 09, 2013

A look at how and where impaction colic happens and what measures might reduce a horse's risk. ... Read More


St Nicholas Abbey Reaches 'Critical' Point in Recovery

December 02, 2013

The racehorse has reached a "critical" point in his recovery from a fractured leg and subsequent laminitis. ... Read More


AVC to Host Equine Colic Workshop

November 12, 2013

Kathleen MacMillan, DVM, MSc, will present information regarding colic diagnostics, treatments, and more.... Read More


Researchers Explore Microbes to Benefit Animal, Human Health

October 26, 2013

Researchers are exploring animal microbiome to benefit both animals--including horses--and humans.... Read More


Racehorse Dullahan Euthanized Due to Colic

October 21, 2013

Dullahan was euthanized yesterday morning (Oct. 20) after undergoing emergency colic surgery.... Read More


Maintaining Ideal Body Condition in Athletic Horses

October 19, 2013

Here's what to consider if your athletic horse isn't maintaining ideal body weight and condition.... Read More


Management Practices: Reducing the Risk of Colic

October 12, 2013

Certain management practices can help owners reduce the risk of their horses developing colic.... Read More


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