Monitoring Sand Colic With Radiographs

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Ingestion of sand is an unfortunate consequence of vigorous grazing on sandy soil. The equine digestive tract can handle a certain amount of sand without difficulty, but too much sand can lead to impaction and colic. Medical treatments, including psyllium powder, magnesium sulfate, and mineral oil, can be effective at clearing sand, but might require several weeks to work. Recently a study wa

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