Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems

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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

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Lawsonia Vaccine Studied

February 20, 2012

No adverse reactions to the vaccine were noted and fewer than 2% of the weanlings exhibited signs of disease.... Read More

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International Panel Identifies Priorities for Colic Research

February 18, 2012

The panel's report identified future research priorities for the study of equine colic.... Read More

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Resolving Horse Choke with an Antispasmodic Drug (AAEP 2011)

February 16, 2012

Buscopan has been accepted as effective treatment for simple choke in other countries for 40 years.... Read More

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New Bolton Center Offers Testing for Foal Diarrhea

February 14, 2012

The Microbiology Lab at Penn Vet is offering a panel of assays to streamline testing for foals with diarrhea.... Read More

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Prevalence of L.intracellularis on Farms (AAEP 2011)

February 05, 2012

The overall seroprevalence was 68% on all farms tested, with levels on individual farms ranging from 14-100%.... Read More

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Sporting Activity After Colic Surgery in Horses (AAEP 2011)

January 20, 2012

In the current study most horses successfully returned to their prior athletic function after colic surgery.... Read More

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"Colic in 3D: The Glass Horse" Lecture Scheduled

January 20, 2012

On Tuesday, Feb.7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the New Bolton Center will present "Colic in 3D: The Glass Horse."... Read More

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Causes of Red Urine in Horses Reviewed

January 12, 2012

Exercise-associated hematuria, urethral tears, and idiopathic renal hematuria are three less common causes.... Read More

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Equine Rotavirus Vaccine Moves to Pfizer Animal Health Label

January 12, 2012

Pfizer's Equine Rotavirus Vaccine has an updated appearance and packaging to reflect the current manufacturer.... Read More

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Kidney Diseases in Horses

January 09, 2012

Acute kidney injury, or compromised renal function, is often reversible if treated appropriately and promptly.... Read More

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Cold Weather Colic

January 01, 2012

The No. 1 cause of colic during winter is a lack of fresh, unfrozen water. ... Read More