Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems


Recurrent Colic Risk Factors Identified

October 07, 2014

As horses' pasture time increased, colic risk decreased; however, stereotypies appeared to increase repeat colic risk.... Read More


International Equine Disease Report, Second Quarter 2014

October 07, 2014

Reported diseases include African horse sickness, strangles, herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, salmonellosis, and more.... Read More


Hypersalivation in Horses

October 06, 2014

Does your horse drool like a dog? Here are some reasons why, from the benign to the life threatening.... Read More


How to Manage a Collapsed Foal

October 03, 2014

Here's why you should contact your veterinarian for help with a weak or recumbent foal as soon as possible.... Read More


Study: Low-Dose Omeprazole and Gastric Ulcers

September 22, 2014

A low dose of a certain omeprazole preparation was as effective in treating some ulcers as the standard dose.... Read More


Study Compares Abdominal Bandage Types

September 18, 2014

Researchers looked at the support that bandages used after colic surgeries provide and how long that support lasts. ... Read More


Is Your Horse at Risk for Infectious Disease?

September 04, 2014

Horses are at risk for contracting a number of diseases that can have mild to devastating consequences.... Read More


Horses and Infectious Disease

August 29, 2014

Learn about 20 important equine infectious diseases that could make your horse sick.... Read More


Why Does a Horse Lie Down?

August 28, 2014

Learn about equine sleep patterns and how to tell if the amount of time your horse spends lying down is normal.... Read More


Feeding the Hard-Keeper Horse that has Ulcers

August 17, 2014

Consider alfalfa hay, small meal portions, forage access, and more when feeding an ulcer-prone hard keeper.... Read More


Hay Tested After California Horses Become Ill

August 07, 2014

One professor believes the hay contained a naturally occurring chemical that made the horses photosensitive.... Read More


Zoonoses: What Horse Owners Need to Know

August 06, 2014

Here's what you need to know about zoonoses that affect horses and how to prevent them. ... Read More


Ribby Race Filly

August 04, 2014

How can an owner help a ribby but successful racehorse gain weight? Our source shares some tips.... Read More


Infographic: Does My Horse Have Gastric Ulcers?

July 30, 2014

Up to 90% of horses have gastric ulcers. Discover their clinical signs, treatments, and management strategies.... Read More


Study: Filly Survives Colic Caused by Porcupine Quill

July 22, 2014

An Andalusian filly underwent two surgeries to repair intestinal damage caused by a swallowed porcupine quill.... Read More

Bedding serves two functions: It creates a soft place for horses to lie down and rest. Additionally, it absorbs urine and helps control odor. Bedding options vary by region and can have an impact on your horse’s health.


Novel Hepatitis Viruses in Horses Reviewed

July 21, 2014

Find out what researchers know and what they don't about the three recently described hepatitis viruses.... Read More


Five Tips for Avoiding Infection while Traveling with Horses

July 16, 2014

Colorado State veterinarians remind riders to take steps to prevent the spread of equine infectious disease.... Read More


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.


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


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


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.


Young Horse Health Threats

June 02, 2014

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


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


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.


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