Common Colic Questions

All about colic, from when to call the vet to how well horses recover from surgery.

Colic can be a terrifying experience, whether you're trying to determine if your horse has colic, when to call the vet, how to treat him, or how well he might recover from surgery.

About the Experts

Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS

Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, is a professor of equine surgery and gastroenterology at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. His research interest is gastrointestinal physiology in horses, studying the mechanisms of injury and repair in the gut with the clinical outlook of enhancing recovery of horses with colic.