Colic Surgery – An Owners Story

I was at work last Tuesday morning and it was about 10:15 when I got the phone call that all horse owners dread. “He’s colicing” the voice on the other line said. My trainer had just given the horse a work out, had a good ride and her working student had un-tacked him in the stall. He looked like he wanted to roll in the stall but when he wouldn’t get up right away she knew something was wrong. I was out the door in 10 minutes flat and on the way to the barn. I called my vet on the way and told him to meet me there.

Horse Care Part III – The Colicky Horse

A bout of colic can be very scary as colic is the number one cause of death in horses and it often comes on very suddenly. What is colic? Colic is the general term used to describe any type of stomach upset or gut pain in the horse.