Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems

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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

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Racehorse Paynter to Resume Training, Wins Vox Populi

December 27, 2012

It's hoped that the colt, who battled a series of medical issues in 2012, will return to the track in 2013.... Read More

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Preventing Fall and Winter Colic

December 11, 2012

Paying attention to equine management can go a long way to decrease colic incidence.... Read More

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Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2012 (AAEP 2012)

December 10, 2012

Dr. Lisa Fortier recaps studies on upper respiratory tract health, colic, lameness, and racehorse health.... Read More

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Coleman, Page Recipients of EQUUS Foundation Research Fellows

December 03, 2012

The awards emphasize the importance of assisting researchers in their exploration of horse health topics.... Read More

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Bismuth to Treat, Prevent Equine Stomach Ulcers?

November 30, 2012

In the case of horses with ulcers, the use of bismuth is not recommended.... Read More

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University of Nottingham Seeking Vet Participation in Colic Survey

November 24, 2012

The survey will collect information on how cases of colic present and are assessed in veterinary practice.... Read More

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Tips for Managing Horses in Winter to Avoid Colic

November 21, 2012

Making diet changes slowly, ensuring water intake, and keeping horses moving can help reduce colic risk.... Read More

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Commentary: Racehorse Paynter Continues Road to Recovery

November 13, 2012

Steve Haskin provides an update on Paynter's recovery at Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center.... Read More

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Coronavirus: A Cause of Enteric Disease in Adult Horses?

November 12, 2012

Coronavirus--common in foals--could be associated with enteric disease outbreaks in adult horses.... Read More

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Diagnosing and Treating Gastric Ulcers in Horses

November 09, 2012

The majority of horses with gastric ulcers do not show outward clinical signs.... Read More

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Racehorse Paynter to Rehab at Fair Hill Equine Therapy

October 15, 2012

Zayat, commenting Oct. 12, said the intent is to eventually return Paynter to training.
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Checking for Equine Stomach Ulcers

October 13, 2012

Gastroscopy is the only surefire way to know what the inside of your horse's stomach looks like. ... Read More

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Researchers Examine Link between Salmonella and Colic

October 09, 2012

Predictors of Salmonella shedding in horses identified to allow earlier biosecurity intervention.... Read More