Colic

Ultrasound Imaging and Horse Health

With the advent of small portable units, ultrasound imaging can be easily be done stall-side for diagnosis and treatment of issues from lameness to cardiac insufficiency. Learn more about the applications of ultrasound and why it's often our imaging modality of choice.
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    Management of the horse with Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

Management of the horse with Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS)

If you've read Part 1 and Part 2 of our EGUS series, you now know how to recognize horses afflicted with EGUS and also the proven therapeutic methods used to treat such horses. This begs the question, how do we manage these ulcer patients?
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Colic Series Part 3: Prevention

This is Part 3, and the conclusion of our Colic Series. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here for a basic overview of equine GI anatomy, the difference between medical and surgical colic, and some colic causes.

 For what to expect financially from a colic episode, how to plan, and some […]

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    Colic Series Part 2: Planning, Costs, and Common Colics in Colorado

Colic Series Part 2: Planning, Costs, and Common Colics in Colorado

This is Part 2 of our Colic Series. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here for a basic overview of equine GI anatomy, the difference between medical and surgical colic, and some colic causes.

 

Today, we’ll be talking about planning for colic, costs of colic treatment, and some of the more […]

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Colic Series Part 1: The Basics

Every horse owner will deal with colic eventually, whether a minor gas colic, or a major surgical case. Are you prepared? Learn more about this dreaded equine malady in our first installment of our colic series.
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Ask A Vet: Does My Horse Need Electrolytes?

Is your horse under heavy work in the heat of the summer? Is he a finicky drinker when the weather turns cold? Electrolytes might help. When should you consider supplementing with electrolytes? Read this months' Ask A Vet blog posting for the answer...

Ask A Vet: Conditioning Your Trail Horse

Is your horse ready to tackle a pack trip, or even long trail rides?

Does My Horse Have Gastric Ulcers?

QUESTION:
I have a 10 year old gelding that has had a number of “small” colics over that last couple of months. Most of them started with him not wanting to eat, and then within a few hours was laying down, and looking at his belly. In these episodes, I have only had to […]

Is equine colic an emergency?

QUESTION:
After 12 hours of watching my horse colic, and two shots of Banamine later, not to mention walking my horse for what seemed like a million miles, we resorted to pumping in a gallon of mineral oil with no results. When we contacted our regular vet, he said this was not an emergency and […]