Recent News for Digestive Tract Problems

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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

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Winter Feed Changes: Use Caution when Adjusting Rations

December 22, 2011

Horses need more feed to replace energy loss brought about by harsh conditions as the temperature turn colder.... Read More

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Ultrasonography for Evaluating Colic Cases?

December 16, 2011

Ultrasonography successfully identified both small and large intestinal diseases and predicted surgery need.... Read More

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Gastric Ulcer Supplements for Horses Evaluated

December 12, 2011

Researchers noted no significant effects of treating horses with an anti-ulcerogenic supplement.... Read More

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A Kick to the Throat

December 01, 2011

My horse got kicked in the lower throat area (esophagus) a while ago. Lately his breathing has been vigorous... Read More

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Carriage Horse Controversy Causes Veterinarian's Suspension

November 10, 2011

An ASPCA veterinarian was suspended without pay after providing conflicting information to media outlets.... Read More

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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