COLIC IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON EMERGENCY PROBLEMS IN THE HORSE
Research by The University of Nottingham found that more than 90% of horse owners did not feel confident in spotting early signs of colic. The evidence based research also found that colic accounts for one in three emergency veterinary call outs to horses. At least one in ten of these cases may be critical, and up to 80% of these critical cases result in death or the horse being euthanised.
We aim to educate horse owners about the wide range of issues relating to colic, in particular identifying the more subtle, early signs of colic.
How to spot any early signs of colic:
R Restless or agitated
E Eating less or dropping reduced
A Abdominal pain
C Clinical changes
T Tired or lethargic
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COLIC
Despite many years of research and development of new methods of diagnosing and treating colic, it remains a major cause of death in the horse. It is one of the few conditions in the horse that is a genuine emergency. For more information about Colic we would like to invite you to our educational talks.