Colic is one of the most common emergencies that we see and research from the University of Nottingham found that more than 90% of horse owners did not feel confident in spotting early signs of colic. The research also identified that one in three emergency calls are to horses with colic. 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.
The BHS have teamed up with the University of Nottingham to create the REACT Now to Beat Colic campaign to help horse owners combat colic. The campaign aim to educate horse owners about a wide range of issues relating to colic, in particular identifying the more subtle, early signs of colic.
R Restless or agitated
E Eating less or droppings reduced
A Abdominal pain
C Clinical changes
T Tired or lethargic
We’ve signed up as VET REACT Colic Champions and throughout next year will be helping to provide advice, presentations and resources on colic to our clients. Our experienced equine only vets are on call for emergencies 24 hours and day 7 days a week 365 days a year. For more information follow this link REACT Now to Beat Colic campaign.