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Colic Everything you need to know about this life-threatening equine stomach ache. Learn how to spot the signs of colic and find out when to call a veterinarian.

Equestrian Life - Emergency Contact Information
Make sure those who care for your horse have the emergency contact numbers they need.

Ask the Vet: Recurrent Colic
Why are horses who have colicked more likely to colic again?

Ask the Vet: The Colic/Ulcer Connection
Do horses with ulcers have a higher colic risk?

Ask the Vet: Colic Risk Factors
What can horse owners do to reduce the risk of colic?

Ask the Vet: Walking a Colicking Horse
How much should you walk a horse when it colics, or should you walk at all?

Ask the Vet: Colic Surgery Aftercare
What do I need to do to help my horse recover after he comes home from colic surgery?

Ask the Vet: Evaluating Colic
How do I know if a colic episode can be managed at the farm or if it needs to be treated at an equine hospital?

Ask the Vet: Impaction Colic
What are the early symptoms of impaction colic?

Question of the Week: Gas colic or ulcers?
My horse often seems to have built-up gas and stomach pain. What's causing it?

Holistic Horse Care - Acupressure for Colic
The vet's on the way--what more can you do? Soothe your horse with acupressure while you wait.

Horse Disease - Blister Beetles
Late summer is the time of year when alfalfa hay is prone to infestation by the blister beetle.

Colic 911
What to expect when you suspect colic.

Horse Colic - Colic Surgery Guide
What happens when your horse needs colic surgery? A vet's advice prepares you for this serious scenario.

Horse Health - Making the Colic Call
A veterinary expert explains how to decide when a colicky horse needs professional attention.

Horse Nutrition - Complete Feeds for Horses
If you feed a complete feed, will your horse blimp out? Here's how to incorporate these handy feeds into your program safely.

Digestive Supplements for Horses
Changes to a horse's diet could help reduce the risk of colic, ulcers, and other digestive problems.

Exercise After Colic Surgery
A vet offers guidelines for bringing a horse back to work after surgery.

Horse Nutrition - Feeding Bran
Offering your horse a lovingly prepared bran mash may seem like a good way to warm him up on a cold morning, but it may be doing him more harm than good.

Horse Health - Drug Warning
If your horse needs pain management, consider the following advice.

Horse Health - Seven Tips for Preventing Colic
An equine vet offers advice for avoiding this common condition.

Repeat Colic Episodes
How to manage horses that are prone to recurrent colic.

Horse Nutrition - Seasonal Feeding
Special considerations for your horse's diet throughout the four seasons.

The Truth about Colic
An equine veterinarian addresses colic myths and offers tips for prevention.

International Equine Colic Research Symposium scheduled for July 26-28
Equine vets, researchers and vet students will meet to share knowledge of colic.

Preventing Cold Weather Colic
Changes in your horse's environment as the temperature drops can lead to an increased risk of colic.

Stabling Horses and Increased Colic Risk
Research out of the United Kingdom suggests that moving horses from pasture to stable could increase colic risk.

Avoid the Sand Trap
Feeding strategies to prevent sand colic.

Coping with Colic
The digestive disorder that can kill a horse or pony!

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