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  • Colic Surgery: Testing and Procedure
    Bouts of colic can be very serious and sometimes life threatening. There are a few tests that are generally used to determine whether or not a patient requires colic surgery. A rectal exam can be performed to evaluate the bowel that is within arms leng...
  • Equine Colic
    Colic in horses is generally described as abdominal pain that originates in the gastrointestinal system. Equine colic can range in both cause and severity, sometimes resulting in death without proper medical treatment. It’s important to be informed ...
  • How To Prevent Equine Colic
    Colic is a very common ailment among horses, but there are ways to reduce the risk of incidence of equine colic including: Maintain a consistent feeding schedule Always give access to clean water Allow for plenty of turnout Keep your horse on a prim...
  • Symptoms of Horse Colic
    It is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of horse colic. In some cases, the symptoms are mild and barely noticeable but can become violent if the case is more severe. These symptoms include: Mood shifts Excessive pawing at the ground Sensi...
  • The Does and Don’ts of Managing Colic - What to do before the veterinarian arrives.
    When a horse colics, it is a stressful time for both owner and horse. Knowing what information your veterinarian will need, and what to do and what not to do before you find yourself in this unwanted situation will help you better deal with the stress of ...
  • Types of Equine Colic
    There are many types of colic that a horse can develop, from minor to fatal, some of which include:Displacement or "Twisted Gut":This is where a part of the intestine has shifted places in the abdomen and begins to twist, causing torsion that blocks the ...
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