Colicky Olympian Recovers

The United States received a scare when Foltaire, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding and Olympic Dressage Team member, had a bout with colic at the Sydney International Equestrian Center. The horse, who is piloted by Guenter Seidel of Del Mar

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Feeding Sick Horses

Feeding a healthy horse is one thing; most of us have a pretty good understanding of what works and what doesn’t. But feeding a horse who’s sick, injured, or recovering from surgery is another.

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How Much Bute Is Too Much?

My veterinarian recently prescribed Bute when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wonder if I could be helping my horse more by increasing the amount of Bute or giving it to him more often.”y veterinarian recently prescribed Bute when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wonder if I could be helping my horse more by increasing the amount of ” veterinarian recently prescribed Bute when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wonder if I could be helping my hors”veterinarian recently prescribed Bute when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He advised a specific dosage, but I wo”eterinarian recently prescribed Bute when my gelding came up sore after an endurance ride. He ad”terinarian recently prescribed Bute when my gelding came up sor”erinarian recently prescribed Bu”ri

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Rotavirus in Foals

“But we’ve never had rotavirus in our foals.” Read on and consider yourself lucky if your foals have never had rotavirus and you have breezed through the past foaling seasons sans diarrhea.

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100 Years of Horse Health Care

Standing on the fresh field of a brand new century, we look eagerly-if sometimes cautiously-toward the horizon and the unknown future awaiting us. We hope that, in the months and years to come, we will solve problems long puzzled over and finish

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Big Ben Dies At 23

Big Ben, Canada’s most famous show jumping horse, died early Saturday, Dec. 11, from colic. He was 23.

Big Ben, ridden for over a decade by Ian Millar of Perth, came down with colic around 6 p.m. EST on Friday. He was euthanized in orde

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Ulcer Pain

Horse owners cause ulcers. What else are we to conclude when one of the world’s leading researchers in this area of equine health says that 100% of domestic horses have ulcers at some point in their lives. Ulcers are one of those problems that”orse owners cause ulcers. What else are we to conclude when one of the world’s leading researchers in th

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Colic: To Walk Or Not To Walk

Despite what has been passed down through the years, it is acceptable for a colicky horse to lie down. Furthermore, it is considered unlikely that the horse will twist the intestines by rolling.

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Foal Diarrhea

I am a new owner of a broodmare who just had her first foal, which now has diarrhea. How serious is it for him?

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The Epidemiology Of Colic

Because there are so many causes for colic, epidemiology can be helpful in determining those things that are associated with an increased risk of colic. In some cases, it also can help identify the cause.

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Horse Deaths; Horse Thefts

We’ve had two cases of colic at our barn in the last week. Why? Is it the weather? Is the pasture too dry? Is there too much/too little grass? Was there something different growing/blooming/going to seed? Are the horses not drinking enough?

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