Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS

Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, is a professor of equine surgery and gastroenterology at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. His research interest is gastrointestinal physiology in horses, studying the mechanisms of injury and repair in the gut with the clinical outlook of enhancing recovery of horses with colic.

Articles by: Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS

Aloe Vera for Equine Ulcers?

A veterinarian addresses whether oral aloe vera could help horses with gastric ulcers and offers evidence-based alternatives.

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Aloe Vera for Equine Ulcers?

Aloe Vera for Equine Ulcers?

A veterinarian addresses whether oral aloe vera could help horses with gastric ulcers and offers evidence-based alternatives.

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When Broodmares Colic

Post-foaling colic is a significant threat for mares. Dr. Anthony Blikslager describes what to look for and how to respond if your mare colics following foaling.

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Pain Management in Horses

Dr. Anthony Blikslager offers insight to vets on recognizing horses in pain and covers drug therapy options.

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Corn Consumption

My horses got into a pasture yesterday where deer corn had been spread, and they ate some of it. Then, last night, they didn’t want to eat anything. What is the deer corn going to do to them?

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Helping the Gassy Horse

Are there any products available to give on a daily basis to horses that develop gas easily?

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Inguinal Hernia in Horses

My gelding has been diagnosed with a hernia between the omentum and the inguinal ring. He hasn’t had signs of

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Common Colic Questions

All about equine colic, from when to call the vet to how well horses recover from surgery.

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Severe Colic and New Treatments

Generally, the population of horses that develop severe colic includes the ones that don’t respond to the veterinarian’s initial treatment. Almost all severe colics start as mild colics that are simply left too long.

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Avoiding Colic Through Management

Turnout, diet, and water consumption are critical considerations when avoiding colic.

The age-old disease of colic can best by managed be returning the horse–as much as possible–to its natural environment. This means

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Detecting Pain

Recent studies have shown that horses are far more stoic than we had imagined. On the scale of pain tolerance, they are much higher than people. For example, the thrashing colicky horse often needs surgery, and after surgery, pain is very difficult

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