Poll: Horse Owners Most Concerned With Colic Emergencies

TheHorse.com poll asking “What potential equine emergency concerns you the most?”
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More than 1,020 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What potential equine emergency concerns you the most?"

results of poll on worries of horse owners

Results were as follows:

  • Colic: 42.82%
  • All of the Above: 39.78%
  • Wounds/Trauma: 7.23%
  • Other: 6.35%
  • Illness/Disease: 2.83%
  • Severe Pain: 0.98%

Readers shared their biggest horse health concerns in the comments below.

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Megan Arszman received a Bachelor of Science In print journalism and equine science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and loves combining her love of horses, photography, and writing. In her “free time,” when she’s not busy working as a horse show secretary or riding her American Quarter Horses on her parents’ Indiana farm, she’s training and competing her Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Swedish Vallhund in dog agility and running.

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