Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems

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Study Evaluates Surgical Strangulation Colic Survival Rates

July 04, 2014

Researchers found that avoiding small intestine resection, when possible, can help reduce complications.... Read More

McLain Ward and Sapphire of the USA celebrate their jumping round.

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Show Jumping Great Sapphire Dies of Colic Complications

June 23, 2014

McLain Ward's legendary show jumping mount Sapphire has died. The Belgian Warmblood mare was 19.... Read More

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10 Hot Weather Horse Care Tips

June 20, 2014

Janet Johnston, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVS, shares 10 tips to keep horses comfy and safe in the summer heat.... Read More

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

June 18, 2014

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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Knottenbelt: Fecal Blood Test Opening Diagnostic Doors

June 05, 2014

Learn how one vet believes the test can help improve diagnostics for a number of horse health conditions.... Read More

Sick neonatal foals endure great physiological stress and are highly susceptible to infection.

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Young Horse Health Threats

June 02, 2014

Protect your foal from three important causes of young horse illness.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Clever Allemont Dies at Old Friends

May 27, 2014

Old Friends retiree Clever Allemont was euthanized due to colic on May 26. The son of Clever Trick was 32. ... Read More

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New Approach for Viewing Equine Kidneys with Ultrasound

May 24, 2014

Veterinarians say translumbar ultrasound is an easier and more accurate way to obtain kidney measurements.... Read More

Wise Dan arrives at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's Forest Lane Farm.

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Wise Dan Returns Home from Rood & Riddle

May 22, 2014

Wise Dan had a spring in his step after arriving at Charlie and Amy LoPresti's Forest Lane Farm on May 21.... Read More

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Tomlinson to Discuss Equine Gastric Ulcers during Lecture

May 18, 2014

Dr. Joy Tomlinson will present on the prevention and treatment of gastric ulcers in horses.... Read More

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Champion Racehorse Wise Dan Undergoes Colic Surgery

May 16, 2014

Wise Dan was taken to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital for emergency surgery, trainer Charlie LoPresti said.... Read More

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Researchers Test 'Composite Pain Scale' for Horses

May 06, 2014

The scale includes common behaviors often seen in horses suffering from abdominal or musculoskeletal pain.... Read More

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Vaccines for all Ages

May 01, 2014

Horses at different life stages have variable vaccine needs, but they're not as complicated as they seem.... Read More

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Introducing Horses to Growing Spring Pastures

April 27, 2014

Here are a few things to consider before turning your horses out on growing pastures this spring.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2013

April 11, 2014

Reported diseases include strangles, influenza, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, atypical myopathy, and hendra.... Read More

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Will My Horse Survive Colic Surgery?

April 03, 2014

There are no easy answers when it comes to colic surgery, just as there are no easy decisions.... Read More

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UKVDL Seeing Increased Lawsonia Submissions

March 26, 2014

The UKVDL is seeing a significant increase in L. intracellularis cases as compared to recent years.... Read More

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5 Tips for Packing the Pounds on Performance Horses

March 24, 2014

Here's what to consider when managing a hard-keeping equine athlete.... Read More

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Gastric Ulcers: Maintaining Horses' Stomach Health

March 10, 2014

Being aware of the risk factors associated with gastric ulcers is an important step in preventing them.... Read More

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Does My Horse Drink or Urinate Too Much?

March 09, 2014

The possibility that a horse is drinking and/or urinating excessively is a common concern among horse owners.... Read More

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Standing Colic Surgery? In Some Cases It's Possible

March 07, 2014

Recent research showed that standing colic colic can be beneficial when other options have failed.... Read More

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Switching Horse Feeds Safely

March 04, 2014

Switch your horse's feed type or amount gradually to minimize his risk of digestive upset.... Read More

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GI Complications Associated with Elective General Anesthesia

March 03, 2014

Researchers found that GI dysfunction occurred after 36 of the 416 procedures (about 8.7% of cases).... Read More

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Blood Protein to Diagnose Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Colic

March 02, 2014

Researchers evaluated if vets could use blood protein levels to distinguish surgical from nonsurgical colic.... Read More

The gold standard for diagnosing gastric ulcers is gastroscopy--viewing the horse's stomach through a tube passed through his nostril, as Dr. Bill Hay, Dr. Michelle Garrison, and Eanna Hosick are shown doing here with their patient, Norman.

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Poll Recap: Gastric Ulcers

February 25, 2014

Of the 608 respondents, 205 (34%) indicated they've had a horse diagnosed with gastric ulcers.... Read More