News & Articles — colic in horses

When to Call Your Veterinarian About Equine Colic

September, 2020 \ by Amanda Bradbery, Ph.D.

Key Takeaways: Call your veterinarian right away if your horse is showing consistent signs of colic pain and relay six vital pieces of information. Your veterinarian needs to see your...

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The Many Faces of Horse Colic: From Enteroliths to Twisted Intestines

September, 2020 \ by Amanda Bradbery, Ph.D. Collaborator

Key Takeaways: Causes of horse abdominal pain range from intestinal twists to blockages to infections. The equine GI tract is large and complex and suspended within the abdomen from single...

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Colicky Horse? Take These Steps First

September, 2020 \ by Amanda Bradbery, Ph.D. Collaborator

Key Takeaways Walk the low-grade colicking horse Call the vet ASAP  Assess the horse’s manure Withhold feed or offer small meals only Offer water and electrolytes Should You Walk a...

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When Something is Off: First Signs of Colic in Horses

September, 2020 \ by Amanda Bradbery, Ph.D. Collaborator

Key Points: Colic is a general term for abdominal pain that can result from any number of things. Subtle symptoms of colic in horses include flank watching, stretching out as...

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Colic in Horses: What Types Are Common in Your Region?

August, 2020 \ by Amanda Bradbery, Ph.D. Collaborator

Key Points When it comes to colic in horses, or abdominal pain, it’s not a question of if but when (and how severe). Colic impacts all walks of horses everywhere....

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