Tag: colic

09 Oct 2020
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7-Question Quiz: My Horse’s Colic Risk

  Did you know that your horse’s teeth, his living arrangements and his travel diary may play a role in assessing his risk to develop colic? This quick survey is based on the findings of colic researchers. Answer each question and add up the points at the end. Your final score will be a good […]

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07 Oct 2020
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Signs of Colic in Horses That May Be Missed

  Signs of colic may differ from horse to horse according to the severity of the colic episode. However, these are the signs that should alert any horse owner: Kicking or biting at the belly Frequent lying-down and getting up, restlessness Positioning to urinate with no output Pawing at the ground Lip curling Teeth grinding […]

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06 Oct 2020
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7 Types of Colic in Horses

There are 7 different types of colic that you need to be aware of. The differentiating factor between these types of colic, is the cause of the abdominal pain.   1. Displacement Colic This is not a very common form of colic, and highly dangerous if not diagnosed in time. With displacement colic, the intestine […]

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24 Jan 2020
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What You Should Know About Anti-inflammatories

If you’ve ever hesitated when considering anti-inflammatories, Douglas O. Thal, DVM, sheds some light on the pro’s and con’s of using this class of drugs: “Bute” (phenylbutazone) and Banamine® (flunixin meglumine) are the most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) in the horse. They are very useful drugs used for a variety of conditions and […]

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09 Jan 2020
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Colic 101

Do you know what to do – and just as importantly, what not to do – if your horse displays vague, mild, or serious signs of what might be colic? How do you handle the situation? Actions to take/avoid with your horse’s recovery plan? How to minimize the risk for colic in the first place? […]

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29 Nov 2019
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Elite Equine and The Likelyhood of Your Horse Developing a Gastric Ulcer

Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D., an equine nutritionist, shares her insight into this all too frequently diagnosed condition: Ulcers or erosions in the lining of the equine stomach are reportedly a common condition in performance animals. In racehorses, for example, ulcers are believed to occur in an estimated 50-90% of horses. Similarly, weanling foals have equally high rates of ulcers. […]

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