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Archive for category: Colic

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Colic in horses – causes and prevention.

What causes colic? Colic can be caused by gut “spasms” (e.g. due to a change in diet), impaction of partially-digested food material or sand, stretching of the gut wall by gas, twisting of the gut so that its blood supply is cut off, displacement of a segment of gut from its normal position, stomach ulcers […]

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Understanding colic in horses

  Introduction to Colic What is colic? Colic is the name given to abdominal (belly) pain usually caused by problems in the digestive system (gastrointestinal or GI tract). It is still one of the most common causes of death in horses, although prognosis has improved with better diagnosis and treatment. What are the different types […]