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Title: Equine Colic


1
Equine Colic
  • By Brandy Smith

2
Facts About Equine Colic
  • Equine means horse
  • One of the most dangerous medical problem
  • One out of every ten horses have colic each year
  • Number one killer of horses

3
What Is Colic?
  • Not a disease
  • General term indicating abdominal pain
  • In the digestive system
  • Every case should be taken seriously

4
Organs Involved in Colic
  • The horses small, one compartment stomach
  • Small intestine
  • Cecum
  • Colon
  • Small colon
  • Rectum

5
Causes
  • Horses with a history of colic are 6 times more
    likely to have colic again
  • Previous abdominal surgery are 5 times as likely
  • Environmental or feeding change
  • Stress of horse

6
Symptoms
  • Mild pain
  • Pawing the ground
  • Sweating
  • Looking at the belly
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of appetite
  • Stamping the hind feet
  • Lying down

7
More Symptoms
  • Severe pain
  • Violently pawing ground
  • Appear bloated
  • Muscle straining
  • Kick violently
  • Sweat a lot
  • Lie down and get up frequently

8
Symptoms Cont.
  • Sit on haunches like a dog
  • Roll or lie on their backs
  • Have below normal temperature-because of stock
    setting in
  • Increase respiration rate
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Few or no gut sounds

9
Prevention
  • Have a daily routine including feeding and
    exercise schedules and stick to it
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