Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

January 11, 2016

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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Approaches to Managing Equine Postoperative Ileus Studied

January 10, 2016

With multiple approaches to handling ileus, one vet thinks a firm definition of the condition could help outcomes.... Read More

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Do Muzzles Slow Horses' Pelleted Feed Intake?

January 08, 2016

Wearing a grazing muzzle during feeding is a simple, effective intervention for horses prone to choke, scientists found.... Read More

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How Much Grain Should I Feed My Colic-Prone Horse?

January 04, 2016

An owner with a colicky horse is worried that grain could be the culprit and wants to know how much to feed.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2015

January 01, 2016

Confirmed diseases include vesicular stomatitis, herpesvirus, influenza, Getah virus, and strangles, among others.... Read More

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Improving Horse Health Through Nutrition in the New Year

January 01, 2016

When it comes to feeding your horses, don't make the same mistakes you've made in the past in the new year.... Read More

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Sugars and Peppermints: Not Safe Treats for All Horses

December 20, 2015

Horses with certain health conditions should skip sweet treats. Find out if your horse is one.... Read More

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Monday's Top Tweets from the 2015 AAEP Convention

December 08, 2015

Tweets and take-homes from the Milne lecture and sessions on colic, digestive health, pathology, and more.... Read More

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Feeding an OTTB-Turned Barrel Horse

December 07, 2015

Off-track Thoroughbreds have special nutritional needs as they begin transitioning to new careers.... Read More

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How Do You Handle Colic?

December 04, 2015

Study results suggest that owners' responses to colic signs vary considerably based on their knowledge and experience.... Read More

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Conference to Cover Feeding Performance Horses

December 03, 2015

Speakers will discuss different aspects of feeding high-performance horses March 24 in Hunt Valley, Maryland.... Read More

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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

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The Battle Against the Bugs

November 17, 2015

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

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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

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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

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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

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All Wound Up

October 30, 2015

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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