Horse Colic

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Common Reasons for Death in Older Horses Examined

July 31, 2011

Researchers examined the top reasons for death and euthanasia in older horses.... Read More

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Using Nutrition to Prevent and Manage Equine Disease

July 19, 2011

Adjusting what a horse consumes can help prevent or squelch some equine ailments.... Read More

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The Many Faces of Colic

July 01, 2011

Considering the length and volume of the equine digestive system, it’s little wonde... Read More

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Feeding to Prevent Colic

July 01, 2011

Horses are more prone to digestive upset than other domestic animals because of how their GI tract functions. ... Read More

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Merck Announces New Name for its Animal Health Division

June 29, 2011

Merck's animal health division, formerly known as Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, announced effective... Read More

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Blood Test Could Predict Intestinal Obstructions

June 21, 2011

The blood level of a specific enzyme could indicate a strangulated intestine at presentation, allowing quicker... Read More

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AAEP to Host Joint Meetings on Colic and Business

May 18, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' to host joint meetings, "Focus on Colic" and "Business ... Read More

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AAEP Foundation to Host International Equine Colic Research Symposium

May 04, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation will host the 10th International Equine Colic Research Symposium, July 26-28, 2011, in Indianapolis, Ind. The symposium, held every three years, alternating between Europe and North ... Read More

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Gastric Impaction in Horses: A Review

May 01, 2011

Colic and its causes are part of most owners' horse care vocabulary--an intestinal twist, sand accumulation, or gas buildup might be among the familiar events leading to equine abdominal pain. But owners might not be aware of another, less-frequent ... Read More

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New Bolton Lecture: You Think It's Colic But It's Not

April 25, 2011

On May 3 the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center (NBC) will present a lecture entitled "You Think It's Colic but It's Not" at 6:30 p.m. The lecture is part of the First Tuesdays Lecture Series at the School of Veterinary Medicine at New ... Read More

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2001 Kentucky Derby Winner Monarchos Recovering From Surgery

April 21, 2011

Monarchos, the 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, is recovering from colic surgery performed April 19 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington, Ky. He stands at Charles Nuckols III's Nuckols Farm near Midway, Ky.
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Horse Colic Prognosis Using Blood Lactate Levels (AAEP 2010)

March 19, 2011

Monitoring lactate levels in samples of peritoneal fluid, the fluid surrounding and lubricating the abdominal organs, can help a veterinarian predict which colicky horses require surgery. John G. Peloso, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, presented a study on ... Read More

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AAEP 2010 Convention Complete Coverage

March 17, 2011

A wrap-up of the 2010 AAEP Convention, including in-depth coverage of nearly 100 presentations and sessions.... Read More

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Gastrointestinal Tract

March 17, 2011

Topics regarding the horse's gastrointestinal (GI) tract from the 2010 AAEP Convention. ... Read More

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Colic Surgery and Intestinal Lubricants (AAEP 2010)

March 15, 2011

Colicky horses that undergo exploratory surgery and are ultimately diagnosed with an ileal impaction appear to benefit from a single injection of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) into the ileum to resolve the problem, according to veterinarians from ... Read More

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Colic Surgery Closures: Sutures or Staples? (AAEP 2010)

February 23, 2011

Customarily, veterinarians close the intestinal wall following colic surgery in horses using either sutures or staples. But which is best? According to Julie Rosser, DVM, it's a tie: Staples are just as effective as the traditional method of ... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.

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Postpartum Problems in Mares

February 01, 2011

Post-foaling problems caused by dystocia and other factors can be serious and immediate treatment is critical.... Read More

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Cold Weather Colic in Horses

January 28, 2011

Cold winds and changing winter weather might not seem like contributing factors for equine colic; however, these conditions can foster changes in routine and eating habits that could affect your horse's well-being. "A common wintertime equine health ... Read More

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Recurrent Colic Diagnosis

January 17, 2011

Recurrent colic in horses can be caused by parasites, ulcers, sand buildup, impactions, and other factors.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 01, 2011

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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Measuring for Clotting Disorders Might Help Predict Outcome for Colicky Horses

November 30, 2010

A simple blood test to measure plasma D-Dimer concentration in horses with colic might help veterinarians predict severity and outcome of cases, as concentrations are higher in horses with severe gastrointestinal disease, according to a group of ... Read More

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Improving Gastrointestinal Tract Healing in Horses after Colic

November 29, 2010

Cutting-edge research conducted on microscopic tunnels in horses' intestinal walls has revealed that these channels play a key role in helping intestines heal after life-threatening colic episodes.

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Lethargic Horse, Trouble Urinating, What Is It?

November 01, 2010

I have a 13-year-old Quarter Horse gelding that is lethargic and has trouble urinating. He is stretching a lot... Read More

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Study: Colic Surgery Survival Rates in Geriatric Horses

October 23, 2010

Advances in nutrition and medicine are allowing our equine companions to live longer than ever, more years to ... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Common Colic Questions Recording Now Available

October 19, 2010

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE session on Common Colic Questions, held on Oct. 13, is now available for listening on demand. Scores of questions on colic causes, risk factors, prevention, and treatment, and more were answered by veterinarians... Read More