The Horse, KindredBio Partner for Colic Awareness

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The Horse, KindredBio Partner for Colic Awareness
To help protect your horse, look for colic-related content all month on TheHorse.com. | Photo: Photos.com

Colic. The word alone strikes fear into the hearts of horse owners from all parts of the industry. That’s because this digestive disorder is the No. 1 killer of horses, and it doesn’t discriminate based on breed or discipline. To help educate owners about this condition, The Horse and Kindred Bio Sciences have partnered for Colic Awareness Month in June.

Colic is severe abdominal pain that can result from a variety of causes, including diet changes, gas, internal parasites, and gastric ulcers. Clinical signs vary from sweating and foot stomping to violent and unstoppable rolling. Some cases are mild, resolving with hand-walking and medication, while others require surgery to remedy intestinal blockages. And, unfortunately, many horses don’t recover. Those that do are at a heightened risk for reoccurrence.

To help protect your horse, look for colic-related content all month on TheHorse.com, our Facebook page and Twitter feed, and in our e-newsletters

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Michelle Anderson is the former digital managing editor at The Horse. A lifelong horse owner, Anderson competes in dressage and enjoys trail riding. She’s a Washington State University graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business administration and extensive coursework in animal sciences. She has worked in equine publishing since 1998. She currently lives with her husband on a small horse property in Central Oregon.

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