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.
When Wilbur began feeling uncomfortable in his career as a hunter, his pain couldn't be pinpointed. X-rays and ultrasounds showed no evidence of a problem and on the circuit it was difficult to isolate a cause. Click to find out how UF diagnosed and started treatment in one visit.
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.
An American Drum Horse stallion named Mariah's Boon was a model patient when he received two surgeries for an abdominal abscess caused by a wire that had penetrated his stomach. Watch the video of Boon's successful outcome and life as a Breyer Horse Model.
Some clinical signs of a neurologic disorder are incoordination, abnormal behavior, limb weakness, muscle wasting and head tilt. View photos of Dr. Mallicote and Dr. MacKay performing neurologic tests at UF.
Congratulations to Jamie for being a winner of the Name That Foal contest from this year's UF College of Veterinary Medicine Open House!
We might not have a good answer for every situation. The reason is that certain horses might be at greater risk than others because they are less discriminating eaters than other horses or have an underlying digestive disorder that predisposes them to impactions. The other important issue is sand access.