Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems

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International Equine Disease Report, First Quarter 2013

July 11, 2013

Confirmed diseases include contagious equine metritis, strangles, EHV, influenza, and more.... Read More

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Supplement Reduces Gastric Ulcer Reoccurrence

July 02, 2013

An LSU study found that, after omeprazole treatment, SmartGut Ultra reduced the return of ulcers in horses.... Read More

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Preventing Gastric Ulcers

July 01, 2013

Can owners prevent gastric ulcers in horses, and what is the best method in that regard?... Read More

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Racehorse who Overcame Laminitis Returns to Racing

June 14, 2013

Paynter, who overcame a serious illness, will return to the races later today in California. ... Read More

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ACVIM 2013: Animal Survivor Q Beat an Uncommon Infection

June 14, 2013

The ACVIM named Q one of their animal survivors after he successfully overcame proliferative enteropathy.... Read More

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Researchers Find Link between Cribbing, Abdominal Pressure

June 10, 2013

Researchers discovered that cribbing causes increased intra-abdominal pressure.... Read More

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June Again Designated Equine Colic Awareness Month

May 30, 2013

Equine Colic Awareness Month is designed to raise awareness on the issues of colic and colic prevention.... Read More

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Study Reviews Cecal Cupula Impaction Colic (AAEP 2012)

May 27, 2013

Until recently cecal cupula impactions had only been reported in conjunction with other cecal problems.... Read More

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Helping the Gassy Horse

May 21, 2013

Are there any products available to give on a daily basis to horses that develop gas easily?... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2012

April 23, 2013

Reported diseases include contagious equine metritis, strangles, influenza, equine herpesvirus, and more.... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Second Colic Prevention eWorkshop

April 13, 2013

Equine Guelph has opened registration for a second offering of their eWorkshop on colic prevention.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club to Fund 12 New Projects in 2013

March 15, 2013

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation approved funding of 12 new projects in 2013. ... Read More

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Lawsonia intracellularis Tests: How Do They Measure Up? (AAEP 2012)

March 02, 2013

Researchers tested the usefullness of four blood serum tests in detecting L. intracellularis.... Read More

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Lawsonia Prevalence Patterns Investigated

February 22, 2013

Yearly variability in exposure to Lawsonia in young horses appears to be different than previously thought.... Read More

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Will Rolling Cause Colic?

February 19, 2013

Does the actual act of normal rolling cause torsion? ... Read More

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Rachel Alexandra Remains in Serious Condition

February 14, 2013

Rachel Alexandra remains in serious condition Feb. 14 after undergoing surgery yesterday. ... Read More

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Equine Guelph Offers Online Colic Course

February 09, 2013

Equine Guelph is combating colic with a new online eWorkshop March 11-24.... Read More

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Decoding Small Intestine Problems with Ultrasound (AAEP 2012)

February 09, 2013

Ultrasound can be a valuable aid to practitioners when assessing the cause and severity of colic.... Read More

Tight junctions beneath the microvilli (microscopic cellular membrane protrusions, seen here as parallel lines) in the equine intestinal lining. A NC State team has noticed these spaces tend to become “leaky” in the damaged mucosal barrier, allowing more cells in—both good and bad—than necessary.

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Colic Researchers: Tight Junctions Crucial in Gut Function

February 01, 2013

A research team is examining how infectious disease and inflammation impact cells in the horse's gut.... Read More

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Two Supplements' Effects on Nonglandular Ulcers (AAEP 2012)

January 28, 2013

Some nutritionists have speculated that certain dietary supplements might assist with equine ulcer management.... Read More

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Commentary: The Evolution of Equine Disease Quarterly

January 19, 2013

Dr. Roberta Dwyer shares thoughts on the evolution of the publication produced by UK and Lloyd's of London.... Read More

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The Miniature Horse: More Than Just a Smaller Horse

January 13, 2013

Miniature Horses are more susceptible to some health problems than their larger counterparts.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Third Quarter 2012

January 11, 2013

Diseases reported include contagious equine metritis, equine herpesvirus, piroplasmosis, and more.... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Horse Health Articles of 2012

January 01, 2013

The staff at TheHorse.com tallied the most popular articles of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More

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The Horse: Top 10 Blog Posts of 2012

December 31, 2012

We've taken a few minutes to tally our most popular blog posts of 2012. Did your favorites make the list?... Read More