November 30, 2010
A simple blood test to measure plasma D-Dimer concentration in horses with colic might help veterinarians predict severity and outcome of cases, as concentrations are higher in horses with severe gastrointestinal disease, according to a group of ... Read More
November 29, 2010
Cutting-edge research conducted on microscopic tunnels in horses' intestinal walls has revealed that these channels play a key role in helping intestines heal after life-threatening colic episodes.
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November 01, 2010
I have a 13-year-old Quarter Horse gelding that is lethargic and has trouble urinating. He is stretching a lot... Read More
October 23, 2010
Advances in nutrition and medicine are allowing our equine companions to live longer than ever, more years to ... Read More
October 19, 2010
TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE session on Common Colic Questions, held on Oct. 13, is now available for listening on demand. Scores of questions on colic causes, risk factors, prevention, and treatment, and more were answered by veterinarians... Read More
October 19, 2010
All about colic, from when to call the vet to how well horses recover from surgery.... Read More
October 18, 2010
Scientists have established the link between cribbing (also called windsucking) and colic, but a "causal" relationship between the two remains to be proven say researchers from the University of California, Davis. Colic is an important and often ... Read More
October 01, 2010
Nutrition is one of the most important aspects of managing a horse following colic surgery. Horse owners should follow basic feeding principles and tailor some elements toward the horse's specific condition to create an optimal recovery environment.... Read More
September 26, 2010
Full recoveries expected, says a World Equestrian Games veterinarian. A. Kent Allen, DVM, the chief veterinary-services coordinator for WEG, gave away one of the horse-health-related... Read More
September 01, 2010
Recurrent colic is typically defined as three or more episodes of transient or prolonged colic occurring over a period of months or upwards of a year. Although a practitioner cannot always determine a definitive etiology without exploratory surgery... Read More
July 17, 2010
Three University of Kentucky College of Agriculture graduate students that are researching forage were awarded the top three spots in the Emerging Scientist competition during the American Forage and Grassland Co... Read More
May 31, 2010
The New Bolton Center has made some surprising discoveries concerning older horses and colic surgery.... Read More
May 22, 2010
Evidence supporting a link between the equine tapeworm Anoplocephala perfoliata and colic in hores. ... Read More
May 02, 2010
Horses with life-threatening cecal impactions only have a fair prognosis after surgery, but those that survive to discharge have a good prognosis, reported a group of veterinarians led by Lewis C.R. Smith, BVetMed, CertES(Orth), MRCVS, from Ros... Read More
May 01, 2010
Colic is a catch-all phrase in horses that means they have mild or severe discomfort in their abdomens.... Read More
April 30, 2010
Horses could suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) like humans do, hypothesized human gastroenterologist John Hunter, MD, from the Gastoenterology Research Unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
In humans, IBS is ext... Read More
April 29, 2010
Colic and gastrointestinal health in the horse are the subjects of the annual Equine Medicine Symposium of the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) at the University of California, Davis. The symposium is s... Read More
April 22, 2010
A new diagnostic tool can now help equine emergency care professionals quickly diagnose colics, leading to improved pain management and more immediate surgery when indicated, according to a Belgian study.
Fast Localized Abdominal Son... Read More
April 16, 2010
Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine is introducing a series of free seminars for horse owners this year. They will be held on the first Tuesday of the month once a quarter at the Ames, Iowa, school.
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April 07, 2010
Kip Deville, who survived a near-fatal case of laminitis earlier this year, is resting comfortably at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington after undergoing surgery for his third attack of colic.
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April 03, 2010
Champion Thoroughbred racehorse Speightstown had colic surgery April 1, and WinStar Farm, where the stallion stands, reported April 2 he's "recovering well" after successful surgery.
Speightstown has covered more ... Read More
April 01, 2010
Confined horses tend to display undesirable behaviors and are more at risk of developing intestinal, respiratory, or musculoskeletal problems. When stalling your horse, consider effects this might have on general health and emotional state.... Read More
March 25, 2010
Expression of a particular protein in fat tissue is positively associated with an increased rate of postoperative mortality in horses, researchers recently reported. The research was led by Melissa Packer, BVetMed, MRCVS, who recently... Read More
March 08, 2010
The hottest news in equine veterinary medicine at the 2009 AAEP Convention included bacteremia in foals.... Read More
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