The term “colic” can cause fear in many horse owners. For the novice horse owner, colic is often a term that is poorly understood. Colic can be caused by many things but is often a clinical condition that can be controlled and/or prevented with good management strategies. This bulletin is designed to address the common causes and preventative measures of colic that originates exclusively from the gastrointestinal tract (GI) as well as give a brief overview of treatment options. However, it should by no means serve as a replacement for veterinary attention required to treat an ongoing case of colic.

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Published on Sep 05, 2015

Kylee Jo Duberstein Associate Professor, Animal & Dairy Science
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