Enteroliths

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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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Digital Radiographs Beat Analog for Enterolith Detection

May 25, 2012

Digital radiography is up to 85% sensitive and 93% specific for diagnosing enterolithiasis in horses.... Read More

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Enterolith Location Doesn't Affect Surgical Complications

May 25, 2010

Researchers found that enterolith location did not affect the number of complications that horses experienced.... Read More

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Colic: Diet Can Reduce Enterolith Risk, Review Finds

September 14, 2009

If your horse is at risk for intestinal stones or enteroliths (a common cause of obstruction-induced colic in horses), consider replacing an alfalfa-based diet with grass hay, said Diana M. Hassel, DVM, PhD, of Colorado State University.... Read More

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Decreasing Risk of Enterolithiasis: Hay Type and Pasture

June 02, 2008

Too much alfalfa, too little oat and grass hay, and limited access to pasture grazing are important factors that put horses at risk for developing enterolithiasis (intestinal stones that have the potential to cause colic). ... Read More

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Colic and Equine Enteroliths: Rock Bottom

May 02, 2008

Colic, or abdominal pain, is a common ailment in horses. More than 70 causes can trigger colic, including gas distention, food impactions, intestinal tract spasms, and intestinal displacement or twists. One of the more exotic forms is... Read More

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Impaction Colic

June 01, 1996

Colic is an equine problem familiar to all people who work with horses. Many colics are simply gas colics and can resolve themselves quickly with little or no intervention. In some cases, the home remedy of walking the horse or loading the horse... Read More