Horse Colic

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Equine Colic Risk Factors

January 31, 2014

Certain management factors might affect the likelihood of colic episodes.... Read More

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Commentary: St Nicholas Abbey's 
Brave Battle

January 29, 2014

Learn about St Nicholas Abbey's battle with a fracture that was ultimately ended by a severe bout of colic.... Read More

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Olympic Eventer Lionheart Euthanized

January 27, 2014

The 12-year-old Westphalian gelding was euthanized Jan. 18 in Florida following two colic surgeries.... Read More

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Can Imaging Mesenteric Lymph Nodes Save Horses' Lives?

January 26, 2014

Vets can image the cecal mesentery to garner information that could lead to a lymphadenopathy diagnosis.... Read More

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The Incidence of Colic

January 24, 2014

One study showed that equine colic has an estimated prevalence of 4.2 events per 100 horses per year. ... Read More

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Colic: Something We Could Do Without

January 20, 2014

What are your experiences with senior horses and colic?... Read More

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Irish Star St Nicholas Abbey Dies From Colic

January 14, 2014

Champion Irish racehorse St Nicholas Abbey died the morning of Jan. 14 due to complications from colic.... Read More

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Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2013

January 10, 2014

Dr. Lisa Fortier shares her picks for the top equine surgery- and lameness-related studies of 2013.... Read More

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Reining Great 'Einstein' Dies

January 09, 2014

Famed reining horse and sire Great Resolve, known as Einstein, died Jan. 2 due to colic surgery complications.... Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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AVC to Host Equine Colic Workshop

November 12, 2013

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

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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

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Racehorse Dullahan Euthanized Due to Colic

October 21, 2013

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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