Digestive System


Researchers Evaluate Field Glucose Test in Ponies

June 11, 2016

Researchers hope the test will help them predict laminitis risk based on ponies' insulin responses to food.... 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


Researchers Study Glucose and Insulin Testing in Donkeys

May 29, 2016

Researchers found that test results should be interpreted differently for donkeys than they are for horses.... Read More


LSU Seeking Horses With Gastric Ulcers for Study

May 23, 2016

Clinicians are evaluating a new investigational drug for treating equine gastric ulcers. ... Read More


Pain, Behavioral, or Both?

May 19, 2016

Often, a horse's behavior problems are rooted in either pain or incomplete training. Here's what to consider.... 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


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


Poll Recap: Feed Frequency

March 15, 2016

More than 50% of respondents said they feed grain, concentrates, complete feeds, or supplements twice each day.... Read More


Is Equine Coronavirus Prevalent in Nasal Secretions?

February 11, 2016

Researchers found low detection rates in nasal secretions from horses with fever and signs of respiratory disease.... Read More


Tracking Down (and Preventing) Emerging Equine GI Diseases

February 08, 2016

Learn what GI diseases to watch for, how veterinarians detect them, and how to avoid them in the first place.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Morgan Pyles

January 30, 2016

Pyles is studying the effects of the maternal diet on the colonization of intestinal bacteria in the foal. ... Read More


Best Practices for Choosing an NSAID

January 26, 2016

There are a plethora of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for horses. Here's how your vet decides what to use.... Read More


Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

January 11, 2016

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More


Approaches to Managing Equine Postoperative Ileus Studied

January 10, 2016

With multiple approaches to handling ileus, one vet thinks a firm definition of the condition could help outcomes.... Read More


Monday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 08, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from the Milne lecture and sessions on colic, digestive health, pathology, and more.... Read More


How Do You Handle Colic?

December 04, 2015

Study results suggest that owners' responses to colic signs vary considerably based on their knowledge and experience.... Read More


UK Graduate Student Spotlight: ChanHee Mok

November 29, 2015

Mok's research suggests that threonine might not be a limiting amino acid in mature horses fed a typical diet.... Read More


Are Dietary Fibrolytic Enzymes Helpful for Horses?

November 29, 2015

Adding supplementary fibrolytic enzymes to horses' diets could help maximize digestibility and nutrient utilization.... Read More


Fall Wellness Exams for Horses

November 22, 2015

Consider having your veterinarian perform a wellness check on your horse before winter arrives.... Read More


Douglas to Discuss Equine Colic During Free Lecture

November 17, 2015

Hope Douglas, VMD, will discuss types of colic, as well as evaluation and treatment both in the field and in a hospital.... Read More


Equine Nutrition Tips for the New Year

November 15, 2015

Work with your veterinarian or equine nutritionist to ensure your horse's diet is balanced heading into the new year.... Read More


Foreign Object Consumption

October 28, 2015

My stallion ate a piece of netting off a roll of hay. Will it pass through his system? ... Read More