Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems

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Commentary: St Nicholas Abbey's 
Brave Battle

January 29, 2014

Learn about St Nicholas Abbey's battle with a fracture that was ultimately ended by a severe bout of colic.... Read More

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Olympic Eventer Lionheart Euthanized

January 27, 2014

The 12-year-old Westphalian gelding was euthanized Jan. 18 in Florida following two colic surgeries.... Read More

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Can Imaging Mesenteric Lymph Nodes Save Horses' Lives?

January 26, 2014

Vets can image the cecal mesentery to garner information that could lead to a lymphadenopathy diagnosis.... Read More

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Could Bovine, Porcine Rotavirus Affect Horses?

January 25, 2014

Genomic research suggests that horses could also be susceptible to rotavirus from both cows and pigs.... Read More

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The Incidence of Colic

January 24, 2014

One study showed that equine colic has an estimated prevalence of 4.2 events per 100 horses per year. ... Read More

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L. intracellularis Infections in Foals on the Rise

January 22, 2014

Researchers are observing an increasing trend of positive cases submitted in 2013 as compared to recent years.... Read More

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Digestion in the Horse

January 18, 2014

Understanding the horse's digestion process can help you better manage factors that could cause colic.... Read More

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Irish Star St Nicholas Abbey Dies From Colic

January 14, 2014

Champion Irish racehorse St Nicholas Abbey died the morning of Jan. 14 due to complications from colic.... Read More

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Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2013

January 10, 2014

Dr. Lisa Fortier shares her picks for the top equine surgery- and lameness-related studies of 2013.... Read More

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Reining Great 'Einstein' Dies

January 09, 2014

Famed reining horse and sire Great Resolve, known as Einstein, died Jan. 2 due to colic surgery complications.... Read More

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Eclipse Award Finalist Laughing Dies From Colic

January 08, 2014

Laughing is a finalist for the 2013 Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding female turf performer.... Read More

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Could Stress Cause Gastric Ulcers in Performance Horses?

January 05, 2014

Researchers are studying the ill-defined syndrome of "stress" and its potential role in ulcer development.... Read More

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Purdue to Host 2014 Horseman's Forum on Feb. 8

January 05, 2014

The program includes lectures on feeding senior horses, saddle fitting, moon blindness, bandaging, and more. ... Read More

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UK's Horohov, Page Receive Research Grant

January 02, 2014

Horohov and Page will study Lawsonia intracellularis with their $15,000 grant.... Read More

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2005 Breeders' Cup Sprint Winner Silver Train Dies

December 30, 2013

Silver Train died from a colic attack Dec. 29 while shuttling to the United States from Brazil. ... Read More

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2009 Belmont Stakes Winner Summer Bird Dies

December 26, 2013

The 7-year-old son of Birdstone developed colic Dec. 22 and efforts to save him were unsuccessful.... Read More

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Equine Guelph offers Welfare Tips, Colic Risk Assessment

December 22, 2013

As the Guelph’s "Year of Colic Prevent" wraps, it announces 2014 as the year of "Full Circle Responsibility."... Read More

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An Unwanted Impact

December 09, 2013

A look at how and where impaction colic happens and what measures might reduce a horse's risk. ... Read More

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St Nicholas Abbey Reaches 'Critical' Point in Recovery

December 02, 2013

The racehorse has reached a "critical" point in his recovery from a fractured leg and subsequent laminitis. ... Read More

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Using Cryotherapy to Prevent Colitis-Associated Laminitis

November 29, 2013

Horses with colitis were 10 times less likely to develop laminitis when treated with cryotherapy.... Read More

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AVC to Host Equine Colic Workshop

November 12, 2013

Kathleen MacMillan, DVM, MSc, will present information regarding colic diagnostics, treatments, and more.... Read More

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Werth Suspended after Cimetidine Positive

November 10, 2013

Dressage rider Isabell Werth received a six-month suspension after her horse tested positive for cimetidine.... Read More

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Racehorse Paynter to Stand at WinStar

October 31, 2013

Paynter recovered from a life-threatening illness a year ago before successfully returning to the racetrack. ... Read More

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Researchers Explore Microbes to Benefit Animal, Human Health

October 26, 2013

Researchers are exploring animal microbiome to benefit both animals--including horses--and humans.... Read More

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Racehorse Dullahan Euthanized Due to Colic

October 21, 2013

Dullahan was euthanized yesterday morning (Oct. 20) after undergoing emergency colic surgery.... Read More