Introduction to Equine Colic

A UK Rural Skills Certified Course Welcome to this online course investigating equine colic. This session has been written solely with the horse owner in mind for you to improve your knowledge of colic to help your horse. We have included a wide range of elements that encompass the horses Read more…

Colic Surgery

We hope you may never be presented with the situation where you may need to consider colic surgery; but it is better to have thought through some of the issues prior to a potential colic attack. Thoughts to consider for colic surgery Safe transportation -can you get immediate safe transport Read more…

Signs of Colic

You will need to be aware of your horses’ normal attitude and body language to identify when they start to demonstrate abnormal behaviours which may be an indicator that he is in pain and suffering a potential colic episode. A horse will typically display some of, or all of the Read more…

Classifications of Colic

There are many different types and classifications of colic which affect different areas within the horses’ digestion system. We will look at those which have been investigated and appear to be most commonly encountered. Prior to starting this session it is worthwhile viewing the video below from Redwings discussing the Read more…

Aetiology of Colic

The term aetiology in medicine is “the cause, set of causes, or manner of causation of a disease or condition”. “Colic” is really a clinical sign– not a diagnosis, so it can be difficult to find a cause of the colic. The term “colic”- in the broadest sense, means abdominal Read more…

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