Colicky Horses At Risk For Blood Clots

Horses with colic are at higher risk for developing a life-threatening blood-clotting disorders called disseminated intravascular coagulation, or DIC. This disorder can cause excessive bleeding or excessive clotting.

Blood clotting is a complex process. When blood vessels are injured by trauma, they release special proteins to create blood clots to stop the bleeding. In addition, the vessel

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