Horse Colic


Ultrasonography for Evaluating Colic Cases?

December 16, 2011

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


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

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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


Colic in Broodmares: Special Considerations

August 31, 2011

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


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.


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


UF Equine Veterinarians Share Research at Colic Symposium

August 23, 2011

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


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


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


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


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


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


The Many Faces of Colic

July 01, 2011

Considering the length and volume of the equine digestive system, it’s little wonde... Read More


Feeding to Prevent Colic

July 01, 2011

Horses are more prone to digestive upset than other domestic animals because of how their GI tract functions. ... Read More


Merck Announces New Name for its Animal Health Division

June 29, 2011

Merck's animal health division, formerly known as Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, announced effective... Read More


Blood Test Could Predict Intestinal Obstructions

June 21, 2011

The blood level of a specific enzyme could indicate a strangulated intestine at presentation, allowing quicker... Read More


AAEP to Host Joint Meetings on Colic and Business

May 18, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' to host joint meetings, "Focus on Colic" and "Business ... Read More


AAEP Foundation to Host International Equine Colic Research Symposium

May 04, 2011

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation will host the 10th International Equine Colic Research Symposium, July 26-28, 2011, in Indianapolis, Ind. The symposium, held every three years, alternating between Europe and North ... Read More


Gastric Impaction in Horses: A Review

May 01, 2011

Colic and its causes are part of most owners' horse care vocabulary--an intestinal twist, sand accumulation, or gas buildup might be among the familiar events leading to equine abdominal pain. But owners might not be aware of another, less-frequent ... Read More