Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems


Nutrition-Related Problems: Colic

February 15, 2015

Learn how a horse's diet can increase or decrease his risk of developing colic.... Read More


What's in a Supplement?

February 02, 2015

Here's what current research, or lack thereof, is telling us about common equine supplement ingredients.... Read More


Studying Emerging Diseases in the Equine Industry

January 30, 2015

Dr. Scott Weese studies microbial populations in the horses' digestive tracts, infection sources and carriers, and more.... Read More


Cox Voluntarily Recalls Equine Ulcer Drug

January 26, 2015

Cox Veterinary Laboratory has recalled and ceased production of Gastroade Xtra because it is not FDA-approved.... Read More

Erin Venable, MS, PhD, assistant professor of equine science, with Cupid, one of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s cannulated horses.


SIU Research Looks to Solve Equine Colic Mystery

January 19, 2015

Erin Venable, MS, PhD, is using cannulated horses to learn what goes on in a horse's cecum.... Read More


Psyllium, Magnesium Sulfate's Sand Clearing Ability Studied

January 15, 2015

A psyllium/magnesium sulfate combination appears safe and effective for helping horses evacuate sand from their colons.... Read More


Nutrition-Related Problems: Gastric Ulcers

January 14, 2015

Dietary management can help gastric-ulcer-prone horses' digestive systems remain healthy.... Read More


Can Management Help an Ulcer-Prone Horse?

January 13, 2015

Is there a specific type of diet that should be followed for a horse diagnosed with ulcers? ... Read More


Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2014

January 02, 2015

Diagnosed diseases include strangles, influenza, vesicular stomatitis, hendra virus, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More


Could Your Horse Have Gastric Ulcers?

December 23, 2014

Studies have shown that a high percentage of performance and racehorses have gastric ulcers.... Read More


Marketer Voluntarily Recalls Equine Gastric Ulcer Product

December 19, 2014

Tristar Equine Marketing has recalled Gastrotec after receiving a warning letter from the FDA regarding its marketing.... Read More


Horse Welfare: Keeping Horses Healthy Through the Winter

December 16, 2014

Here's a look at three health conditions to watch for during the winter that could negatively impact equine welfare.... Read More


Infographic: Vaccinating Your Horse

December 15, 2014

Learn how vaccines can protect horses, why they're important, and which ones your horse needs in our visual guide.... Read More


Surgical vs. Medical Cecal Impaction Management

December 09, 2014

Researchers found that 82% of surgically managed horses and 61% of medically managed horses survived.... Read More


Ways to Reduce a Cribber's Colic Risk

December 04, 2014

Researchers' suggestions include maximizing cribbers' turnout time, making sure forage is readily available, and more.... Read More


Complaints Prompted FDA Scrutiny of Equine Ulcer Products

December 03, 2014

A series of complaints prompted the FDA to warn several firms that were marketing ulcer treatments without its approval.... Read More


Researchers Evaluate Riding School Horse Health

November 17, 2014

Lack of pasture time and advancing age were the prime culprits behind lesson horse health problems.... Read More


Senior Horse Feed: Not Just for Seniors

November 13, 2014

Here are five situations when a senior feed could benefit a horse, regardless of age.... Read More


Surgical Technique Prevents Large Colon Entrapment

November 11, 2014

The minimally invasive procedure can help prevent large colon entrapment recurrence, new research shows.... Read More


Firms get FDA Warning About Equine Ulcer Products

November 07, 2014

Three companies have received warning letters for marketing equine ulcer products without the FDA's approval.... Read More


Colic: What Should I Do Until the Vet Gets Here?

November 04, 2014

An equine critical care specialist shares advice for dealing with a colic while waiting for your vet.... Read More


2015 UK Equine Showcase, Breeders' Short Course Scheduled

October 24, 2014

The programs are open to vets, owners, and managers or anyone interested in equine reproduction and management.... Read More


Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

October 20, 2014

Does your colicking horse need to go to a clinic? Here's how veterinarians determine the need for referral.... Read More


The Vet Tech's Role in Colic Surgery

October 15, 2014

Veterinary technicians play many roles before, during, and after colic surgery. Learn more about their roles.... Read More