Horse Colic

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Colic in Ophthalmic and Orthopedic Patients Compared

April 21, 2015

In the researchers' clinic colic incidence among each group of patients was not significantly different.... Read More

Larvae of <em>Strongylus vulgaris</em>, the bloodworm, migrate in the mesenteric arteries for about four months before returning to the intestine. Here, they cause inflammation and blood clots that can lead to severe colic. This parasite has not been reported resistant to dewormers and has become rare in managed horse populations.

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New Test Helps Vets Evaluate Bloodworms' Link to Colic

April 17, 2015

Using a new test, researchers determined that bloodworms are associated with nonstrangulating intestinal infarctions.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Enteroliths

April 02, 2015

Enteroliths are stony formations that can block horses' digestive tracts and trigger colic signs.... Read More

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Multiple Celiotomies in Short Span Yield a Guarded Prognosis

March 21, 2015

Horses undergoing multiple colic surgeries in a 14-day period are at greater risk for incisional infections.... Read More

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Ultrasound, Palpation per Rectum to Diagnose Colic

March 15, 2015

Learn how veterinarians can use these methods in concert to diagnose colic in horses.... Read More

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Intercity Insurance, Equine Guelph Partner to Combat Colic

March 14, 2015

Equine Guelph and Intercity are providing online workshops and tools to help owners reduce colic risk.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Study topics include laminitis, foal pneumonia, stem cells, endometritis, joint issues, insulin resistance, and more.... Read More

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Keys to Managing Colic Medically

February 22, 2015

The three main types of medical treatment for colic include fluid therapy, laxative administration, and pain management.... Read More

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Nutrition-Related Problems: Colic

February 15, 2015

Learn how a horse's diet can increase or decrease his risk of developing colic.... Read More

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What's in a Supplement?

February 02, 2015

Here's what current research, or lack thereof, is telling us about common equine supplement ingredients.... Read More

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Studying Emerging Diseases in the Equine Industry

January 30, 2015

Dr. Scott Weese studies microbial populations in the horses' digestive tracts, infection sources and carriers, and more.... Read More

Erin Venable, MS, PhD, assistant professor of equine science, with Cupid, one of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s cannulated horses.

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SIU Research Looks to Solve Equine Colic Mystery

January 19, 2015

Erin Venable, MS, PhD, is using cannulated horses to learn what goes on in a horse's cecum.... Read More

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Psyllium, Magnesium Sulfate's Sand Clearing Ability Studied

January 15, 2015

A psyllium/magnesium sulfate combination appears safe and effective for helping horses evacuate sand from their colons.... Read More

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Winter Farm Care Checklist

January 09, 2015

Experts share their time-tested steps for cold weather readiness around the barn.... Read More

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Horse Welfare: Keeping Horses Healthy Through the Winter

December 16, 2014

Here's a look at three health conditions to watch for during the winter that could negatively impact equine welfare.... Read More

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Surgical vs. Medical Cecal Impaction Management

December 09, 2014

Researchers found that 82% of surgically managed horses and 61% of medically managed horses survived.... Read More

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Ways to Reduce a Cribber's Colic Risk

December 04, 2014

Researchers suggestions include maximizing cribbers' turnout time, making sure forage is readily available, and more.... Read More

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Senior Horse Feed: Not Just for Seniors

November 13, 2014

Here are five situations when a senior feed could benefit a horse, regardless of age.... Read More

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Surgical Technique Prevents Large Colon Entrapment

November 11, 2014

The minimally invasive procedure can help prevent large colon entrapment recurrence, new research shows.... Read More

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Colic: What Should I Do Until the Vet Gets Here?

November 04, 2014

An equine critical care specialist shares advice for dealing with a colic while waiting for your vet.... Read More

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Colic: To Refer or Not to Refer

October 20, 2014

Does your colicking horse need to go to a clinic? Here's how veterinarians determine the need for referral.... Read More

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The Vet Tech's Role in Colic Surgery

October 15, 2014

Veterinary technicians play many roles before, during, and after colic surgery. Learn more about their roles.... Read More

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Recurrent Colic Risk Factors Identified

October 07, 2014

As horses' pasture time increased, colic risk decreased; however, stereotypies appeared to increase repeat colic risk.... Read More

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How to Manage a Collapsed Foal

October 03, 2014

Here's why you should contact your veterinarian for help with a weak or recumbent foal as soon as possible.... Read More

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Study Compares Abdominal Bandage Types

September 18, 2014

Researchers looked at the support that bandages used after colic surgeries provide and how long that support lasts. ... Read More