Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems

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Behavior of Horses With, Without Gastric Ulcers Compared

November 08, 2011

A study shows that "ulcerated" horses didn't seem to look or act significantly different from healthy horses.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Champion Uncle Mo Retired

November 07, 2011

Mike Repole's Uncle Mo, last year's champion 2-year-old male who was scratched out of this year's Kentucky ... Read More

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Nutritional Support for Equine Digestive Health

November 05, 2011

Balancing the digestive system is key to maintaining equine health by improving nutrient absorption.... Read More

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Cortisol Test Might Detect Horses at Higher Risk for Colic

October 11, 2011

The cortisol circadian rhythm ratio can identify horses under chronic stress and at risk for colic.... Read More

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Rood & Riddle To Host Gastroscopy Event Oct. 18

October 02, 2011

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, located in Lexington, Ky., will host a free gastroscopy event on Oct. 18.... 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.

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Are Stabled Horses at Increased Risk for Developing Colic?

September 27, 2011

Researchers found the frequency of intestinal contractions was lower in stabled horses than pastured horses.... Read More

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Study: Permanently Avoiding Colic Impossible in Some Horses

September 25, 2011

Researchers discuss the first case in which surgery to permanently prevent a renosplenic entrapment failed.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Sire Awesome Again Returns to Adena Springs

September 20, 2011

Awesome Again returned home after undergoing colic surgery Sept. 13 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.... Read More

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Leading Thoroughbred Sire Awesome Again Has Colic Surgery

September 14, 2011

Awesome Again is recuperating from colic surgery performed Sept. 13 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.... 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.

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Hepatic Lipidosis in Horses

September 12, 2011

Hepatic lipidosis (fat deposits in the liver) proves fatal for 40% and 80% of affected ponies and horses.... Read More

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Salmonella and Colitis in Horses

September 10, 2011

Salmonellosis and colitis often occur in tandem in horses, but can be detected independently as well.... Read More

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The Equine Digestive Tract and How it Relates to Colic

September 07, 2011

Certain parts of the horse's digestive tract are associated with higher risks of developing colic.... Read More

Special considerations should be taken when evaluating a foal suffering a bout of colic.

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Medical Management of the Colicky Foal

September 05, 2011

Many cases of colic in foal can be corrected medically with the assistance of a veterinarian.... Read More

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Post-Surgery Prognosis in Horses

September 01, 2011

When a horse needs surgery, what's his prognosis for a full recovery? What problems can occur during recovery?... Read More

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Colic in Broodmares: Special Considerations

August 31, 2011

Peripartum colic is a common but sometimes life-threatening complication often seen in broodmares.... Read More

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Racehorses, Swimming, and Colic

August 28, 2011

While swimming-induced colic does occur, it doesn't happen as frequently as some might have thought.... Read More

Special considerations should be taken when evaluating a foal suffering a bout of colic.

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Evaluating the Colicky Foal

August 26, 2011

Special considerations should be made when evaluating a colicky foal as opposed to an adult horse.... Read More

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UF Equine Veterinarians Share Research at Colic Symposium

August 23, 2011

University of Florida (UF) veterinarians are advancing knowledge about equine colic.... Read More

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Chronic Colic in Horses: What to Consider

August 22, 2011

What are the most important things to consider and employ when dealing with a horse affected by chronic colic?... Read More

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Gastric Ulcers and the Performance Horse

August 17, 2011

Recent studies show that gastric ulcers occur in a surprisingly high percentage of performance horses. ... Read More

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Colic in Horses: When is Surgery Necessary?

August 16, 2011

What factors do veterinarians look for when deciding whether to refer a horse to a hospital for colic surgery?... Read More

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The Aging Horse

August 01, 2011

We'll explore how the horse's body systems age and what to look out for in your equine senior citizen.... Read More

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Common Reasons for Death in Older Horses Examined

July 31, 2011

Researchers examined the top reasons for death and euthanasia in older horses.... Read More

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Liver Failure in Horses

July 28, 2011

Horses rarely experience liver failure, but when they do it's important to diagnose and treat them quickly.... Read More

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Using Nutrition to Prevent and Manage Equine Disease

July 19, 2011

Adjusting what a horse consumes can help prevent or squelch some equine ailments.... Read More