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First Aid Checklist

Published: May 27th, 2016

Information provided by Dr. Amanda House, Veterinarian of UF Large Animal Internal Medicine, Clinical Assistant Professor, DACVIM, Equine Extension Specialist and Course Director of the Practice-Based Equine Clerkship Program. Know Your […]

Gastric Ulcers

Gastric Ulcers

Published: Feb 24th, 2016

Gastric Ulcers: Avoidable or Just a Fact of Life?  By Chris Sanchez, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM) The Problem The prevalence of gastric ulceration in Thoroughbreds in race training varies from […]

One Horse, Several Episodes of Colic

Published: May 7th, 2014

What happens when a horse continues to colic? Read about Wyatt and the preventative colic procedure performed at UF.

Success Story: Grace’s Colic

Published: Sep 6th, 2013

Coming home to find your horse down and in pain is a worst nightmare for any horse owner. Read Dawn Cucinotta’s story about Grace’s life-saving colic surgery at UF.

Success Story: A Friesian Colic

Published: Mar 27th, 2013

A bout with colic took Watse, a 600-kg Fresian, out of the ring for more than nine months. Click to read the story of the emergency surgery that saved Watse’s life.

Horse Owner Alert: Dangers with round bale netting

Published: Sep 13th, 2012

Recently, two horses from the same farm came to the UF Large Animal Hospital about two days apart showing the same clinical signs of colic. Both horses had surgery at the UF Large Animal Hospital and each had an identical hard impaction in the large colon.

Recurrent Colic

Published: Sep 7th, 2012

Information provided by Dr. Amanda House, Veterinarian of UF Large Animal Internal Medicine, Associate Professor, DACVIM, Equine Extension Specialist, and Course Director of the Practice-Based Equine Clerkship Program. What is […]

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Diagnosing the Horse with Recurrent Colic

Published: Sep 5th, 2012

Recurrent colic is typically defined as three or more episodes of transient or prolonged colic over a period of months or one year or more. Click on the link to learn about the causes, diagnosis and prognosis of recurrent colic.

Success Story of the Month: Emergency Colic Surgery

Published: Jun 29th, 2012

Colic can be difficult to prevent, but when Adrienne Hudson’s Arabian, Ruby, began showing clinical signs of colic, Hudson was prepared and knew exactly what to do. Read Ruby’s story of her bout with colic that led to an emergency visit to the UF Large Animal Hospital.

Post-Operative Colic Care

Published: Jun 5th, 2012

Read recommendations from UF Large Animal Surgeons for post-operative colic care, ways help prevent colic, what to do if colic develops and more.