Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems


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


The Battle Against the Bugs

November 16, 2015

Here's a rundown on our arsenal of equine disease-fighting drugs and their proper uses.... Read More


What to Expect After Colic Surgery

November 13, 2015

Equally as important as knowing if you'd send a horse to surgery is understanding what to prepare for once he's home.... Read More


Flunixin vs. Firocoxib for Reducing Pain After Colic Surgery

November 10, 2015

Researchers found that firocoxib and flunixin reduced horses' pain scores similarly following colic surgery.... Read More


Nutrition and the Equine Topline

November 09, 2015

Find out how proper nutrition, including high-quality protein, could help improve muscling over your horse's back.... Read More


All Wound Up

October 30, 2015

Physiological stress can be an important equine welfare issue. Here's what you should know.... Read More


Is Omeprazole Safe for Horses' Bones?

October 27, 2015

Short-term omeprazole administration had no impact on horses' blood calcium levels or bone mineral content or density.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2015

October 15, 2015

Reported diseases include vesicular stomatitis, equine infectious anemia, strangles, influenza, herpesvirus, and more.... Read More


Study Findings Could Improve Colic Diagnostics in Horses

October 13, 2015

The researchers are also seeking veterinarian and horse owner input for surveys on recognizing and diagnosing colic.... Read More


Researchers Review Impaction Colic Cases

October 08, 2015

Most impaction colics studied (53.4%) resolved without treatment or with simple medical therapy on the first visit.... Read More


Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome Consensus Statement

October 03, 2015

The statement summarizes the current knowledge about ulcers and is designed to provide guidelines for veterinarians.... Read More


Study Evaluates Esophageal Stricture Treatment

September 19, 2015

Stricture occurs when a ring of tissue reduces the esophagus' diameter, making it hard for a horse to ingest food.... Read More


Colic Basics: What You Should Know

September 18, 2015

Being prepared in advance can help horse owners handle this scary situation as well as possible.... Read More


Divers to Discuss Liver Disease During 2015 Milne Lecture

September 17, 2015

Thomas Divers, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, AVECC, will furnish a game plan to identify and treat diseases of the equine liver.... Read More


On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More


A Mare's Complicated Trick or Something Else?

September 10, 2015

A reader wonders why her mare turns her head, grits her teeth, and sticks out her tongue. ... Read More


Options for Managing Equine Intestinal Pain

September 05, 2015

Veterinarians can't manage all colics with NSAIDs alone. Learn about the other medication options they have.... Read More


Separate Salmonella Shedders for Safety

August 23, 2015

Scientists examined the effects of Salmonella shedding on previously hospitalized horses and their stablemates.... Read More


Colic: First Things First

August 14, 2015

Here are the steps to take and information to gather when faced with a colicking horse. ... Read More


Gastric Ulcers in Polo Horses: Prevalence and Risk Factors

August 13, 2015

Researchers found that 69% and 54% of polo ponies examined had glandular and squamous ulcers, respectively.... Read More


My Horse Has a Fever. Now What?

August 04, 2015

Learn to recognize the signs of various temperature-raising conditions.... Read More


Diagnosing Colic in a 'FLASH'

July 31, 2015

Learn how vets use a technique called FLASH, a targeted abdominal ultrasound examination, to diagnose colic.... Read More


Equine Tyzzer's Disease Update

July 23, 2015

Tyzzer's disease primarily affects foals' livers, causing necrotizing hepatitis (liver disease).... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2015

July 20, 2015

Reported diseases include equine herpesvirus, strangles, equine viral arteritis, contagious equine metritis, and more... Read More


Gastric Ulcer Prevalence in Feral, Domestic Horses Compared

July 05, 2015

Ulcers were more prevalent in domestic horses than feral ones, but the latter group wasn't immune to these lesions.... Read More