Equine Guelph offers Horses? Colic Risk Assessment

The online tool assesses and calculates colic risk while providing useful feedback on management practices.

No account yet? Register


After declaring 2013 the ‘Year of Colic Prevention,’ Equine Guelph has announced the release of its latest online health care tool: the colic risk rater. This free tool is designed for the individual horseperson to rate his/her horse’s risk of colic.

The colic risk rater assesses and calculates colic risk while providing useful feedback on management practices through a series of questions in 10 categories, requiring less than 10 minutes to complete.

The tool’s goal is to provide horse owners a simple way to determine if their horse is at a high risk for colic, given the horse’s personal scenario. After each question, the risk rater dial will fluctuate back or forth, revealing the constantly changing risk and, in the end, providing an overall colic risk rating calculation for each horse.

According to “Preventing Colic in Horses,” by Christine King, BVSc, MACVSc, MVetClinStud, about 80% of colic cases are management-related. Katie Crossan, DVM, guest speaker in Equine Guelph’s colic prevention eWorkshop, concurs: “Experts agree that the majority of colic’s are a result of management practices,” she says. “Prevention through management is the best course of action when it comes to colic

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.


Written by:

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

When do you begin to prepare/stock up on products/purchase products for these skin issues?
122 votes · 122 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!