Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems

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Commentary: Paynter--A Profile in Courage

October 07, 2012

Steve Haskin shares his thoughts on racehorse Paynter's multiple medical battles and his recovery.... Read More

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Racehorse Paynter Undergoes Surgery

October 03, 2012

Veterinarians removed a 15-inch external growth from the colt's intestines this morning.... Read More

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Factors Complicating Return to Work after Colic Surgery

September 21, 2012

Common complications included surgical incision herniation, pre-existing lameness, and laminitis.... Read More

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Racehorse Paynter Recovers from Laminitis, Fighting Colitis

September 21, 2012

Paynter has "beaten laminitis" and will be able to race again if he beats colitis, his owner said Sept. 21.... Read More

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Zayat Family: Paynter Continues Improvement

September 07, 2012

Zayat Stables reports that its 3-year-old colt Paynter continues to improve after a rough couple of days.... Read More

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Next 24 Hours 'Critical' in Case of Racehorse Paynter

September 04, 2012

Ailing Haskell Invitational winner fights infected catheter after receiving treatment for fever... Read More

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UK to Host Lawsonia Symposium

August 21, 2012

The L. intracellularis symposium will take place Nov. 15 at the UK Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.... Read More

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Colic Prevalence in Horses Hospitalized for Ocular Disease

August 20, 2012

Patients with ocular disease had a higher incidence of colic than some other hospitalized equids.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Seeking Horse Owner Input in Colic Survey

August 04, 2012

Equine Guelph is seeking horse owner participation in a survey about colic management practices.... Read More

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Show Jumper Presley Boy in Intensive Care with Laminitis

July 16, 2012

The stallion worked July 5 before developing colic and endotoxemia that night. He remains in intensive care.... Read More

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Study Shows Omeprazole Prevents Ulcers in Young Racehorses

July 11, 2012

A study confirms omeprazole can prevent gastric ulcer formation in young racehorses.... Read More

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Feeding Horses Post-Colic

June 25, 2012

Developing an understanding of post-colic feeding practices can help your horse on the road to recovery.... Read More

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Preserving Feces to Improve C. perfringens Diagnosis

June 19, 2012

Freezing or inhibiting fecal samples from diarrheic horses allows C. perfringens detection for weeks longer.... Read More

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Rood & Riddle, Merial to Host Gastroscopy Event June 11-12

June 06, 2012

The event will take place June 11-12 at the Kentucky Horse Park during the County Heir horse show.... Read More

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June Designated as Colic Awareness Month

June 05, 2012

Crusade Against Equine Colic was founded to prompt discussions about the potentially deadly disease.... Read More

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Digital Radiographs Beat Analog for Enterolith Detection

May 25, 2012

Digital radiography is up to 85% sensitive and 93% specific for diagnosing enterolithiasis in horses.... Read More

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Ky. Thoroughbred Farms Take Part in L. intracellularis Study

May 24, 2012

The study on Lawsonia intracellularis involves 14 Thoroughbred farms and 600 Thoroughbreds in Kentucky.... Read More

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International Equine Disease Report, Fourth Quarter 2011

April 09, 2012

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

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Equine Colic Management and Long-Term Survival

April 01, 2012

Colic survival rates have improved greatly over the years, but timely treatment and diligent aftercare still a... Read More

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Clinical Outcomes of Large Intestine Thickening (AAEP 2011)

March 25, 2012

Researchers find large intestinal thickening could indicate multiple diseases in addition to colic.... Read More

Finally, Tanner says, “It’s important for everyone to remember that horses need to be members of a herd. Horses are always happier when other horses are around. They need to see a companion, whether it’s right beside them or across the aisle.”

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UK Equine Showcase Presents Young Horse Research

March 22, 2012

The UK Equine Showcase held Jan. 20 focused on young horse heath, including infectious disease and deworming.... Read More

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Suture Material Matters for Abdominal Incisions (AAEP 2011)

March 02, 2012

Researchers compared different suture materials' integrity for closing abdominal incisions from colic surgery.... Read More

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Ask the Vet LIVE: Post-Colic Care March 15

March 01, 2012

Tune in on Thursday, March 15, 8 p.m., EDT, for TheHorse.com's free Ask the Vet LIVE audio and chat event.... Read More

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Suture Techniques for Intestines Compared (AAEP 2011)

February 27, 2012

The Lembert single layer pattern is faster, stronger, and less likely to impede the intestinal flow.... Read More

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Managing Severe Colic in the Field (AAEP 2011)

February 21, 2012

Horse owners should be prepared to make decisions about managing serious colic without the option of referral.... Read More