Does the Moon Phase Affect Horses’ Colic Risk?
While many causes of colic are well-researched and well-known, some cases are still hard to explain. Could they be linked to subtle factors, such as weather changes or moon phases?
Lucile Vigouroux, a student at Centenary University, in Hackettstown, New Jersey, and co-authors Danielle Ferriola; Jesslyn Bryk-Lucy, DVM; and Linda Ritchie, MBE, recently conducted a study to investigate. Vigouroux presented their findings at the 2019 Equine Science Society Symposium, held June 3-6 in Asheville, North Carolina.
First, the team surveyed nearly 200 horse owners, trainers, and veterinarians to determine their perceived top three colic causes, which
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