Horse Colic


All Wound Up: Is Your Horse 'Stressed Out'?

October 02, 2016

Physiological stress can be an important equine welfare issue. Here's what you should know.... Read More


Switching Horse Feeds Safely

October 01, 2016

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


Caring for the Colic Survivor

September 19, 2016

Special maintenance and nutrition can help your horse get back to (and stay in) good health after a colic episode.... Read More


How to Prevent Sand Colic in Horses

September 12, 2016

Dr. Erin Denney-Jones suggests management techniques to reduce the chance of your horse suffering from sand colic.... Read More


What is Eosinophilic Enteritis in Horses?

August 14, 2016

Learn more about this challenging inflammatory condition that affects the horse's intestines. ... Read More


Help! How to Manage Equine Emergencies

July 28, 2016

Your horse is wounded, bleeding, or critically ill: What should you do? Get advice from our expert!... Read More


15 is the New 10: Keeping the Middle-Aged Horse Healthy

July 21, 2016

Find out how to keep your middle-aged horse's teeth, feet, joints, and more healthy. ... Read More


My Horse's Vet Bill is How Much?

July 07, 2016

Understand the costs of veterinary care before you're faced with a sick or injured horse.... Read More


Medical Colic Management: What to Know

June 28, 2016

The goal of medical management centers around breaking the associated pain cycle and reestablishing proper GI function,... Read More


How Often Should a Horse Eat Each Day?

June 22, 2016

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes and vet Dr. Erin Jones offer their thoughts on feed frequency for horse health.... Read More


Dealing With a Down Horse

June 21, 2016

Learn how to right a recumbent horse and what factors influence his survival.... Read More


10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 17, 2016

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More


Pasture vs. Stall: Which is Better?

June 07, 2016

Drs. Erin Denney-Jones and Clair Thunes offer advice for owners faced with the option of boarding in a stall or turnout.... Read More

Grooming helps improve horses' skin and coat condition and allows us to identify any unusual injuries, skin conditions, or behavioral changes. And grooming before riding is an important way to prevent irritation caused by dirt and debris trapped under tack. Additionally, research shows grooming can serve as a bonding experience for horse and human and produces marked relaxation in both.


10 New Horse Owner Resources on

May 26, 2016

From feeding to vaccines and colic to lameness, here are some basic resources to get the new horse owner started.... Read More


Long-Haul Transport and Horse Health Risks

May 05, 2016

Long-distance transport poses risks for horse health and welfare that should not be taken lightly, researchers found.... Read More


Inaugural UK Equine Nutrition Short Course to be Held May 14

April 22, 2016

The event is designed to teach owners how nutrition can affect their horses' health and longevity.... Read More


Nutrition Tips for Traveling With Your Horse

April 18, 2016

Travel stress can lead to gastric ulcers and colic. Use these strategies to help keep your horse healthy away from home.... Read More


Mesh Successful at Preventing Nephrosplenic Entrapment

April 17, 2016

None of the 26 study horses suffered nephrosplenic entrapment recurrence following surgery.... Read More


Fluid Therapy: Are We Overdoing It?

April 12, 2016

Researchers found that many horses recovering from colic surgery probably don't require as much water as once thought.... Read More


Nephrosplenic Entrapment Treatment, Recurrence, and Survival

April 04, 2016

Survival rates were high, and a surgical procedure could help prevent recurrence of this type of colic.... Read More


Researchers Compare Strangulating Intestinal Lesions

March 27, 2016

Epiploic foramen entrapments and gastrosplenic ligament entrapments are similar, but have some key differences.... Read More


Foundation Commits $1.16 Million to Equine Research

March 16, 2016

Research topics include EHV-1 latency, foal pneumonia, training and surface factors in preventing injury, and more.... Read More


2016 Western Veterinary Conference: Tuesday's Top Tweets

March 09, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from the equine lameness and colic sessions at the 2016 Western Veterinary Conference. ... Read More


Examining Horse Deaths Related to Endurance Rides

February 28, 2016

From 2002 to 2014, researchers identified a fatality rate of 0.32 per 1,000 starts in endurance horses.... Read More


Practical Equine Medicine Studies of 2015

February 04, 2016

Studies focused on ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, foal medications, pain management, and more.... Read More