Tag Archives: colic

Sneaky Small Strongyles

Currently the most popular management strategy for the control of intestinal parasites is to deworm based upon fecal egg count results.  This developed because of concerns that the prior approach of routinely deworming at regular intervals was increasing the number … Continue reading

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Impaction Season

It can happen any time, but fall and winter are peak seasons for colic, especially impactions. from The Merck Manual There are many reasons for this, including change in diet when coming off pasture, lower water intake when switching off … Continue reading

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Respect the Sweat

We all want to ride in the summer but the weather poses major challenges to our horses. The horses control their body temperature primarily by sweating. Horses doing endurance training, eventing, taking trail rides, giving lessons, even standing in the … Continue reading

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Spring Grass

The grip of winter is finally letting up and landscapes are greening.  That used to be joyful news for horses and owners but today many are concerned about the safety – or dangers – of grazing spring pastures.  What are … Continue reading

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The Dreaded C-word…

So… the C-word has reared it’s ugly face again… (in a whisper) COLIC.  After having mentally prepared myself for years to say good bye to my 25yo TB gelding for when his time comes, I have had to recently say … Continue reading

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