Understanding Equine Colic by Bradford G. Bentz, VMD, MS


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Colic is a horse owner's worst nightmare. Horses are especially susceptible to colic, a catch-all term for abdominal pain, due in large part to their unique and intricate digestive system. Colic episodes can range from mild impactions that work themselves out to severely twisted intestines that require emergency surgery. In Understanding Equine Colic, veterinarian Bradford Bent discusses the many types of colic, the warning signs owners should look for, a typical colic examination, plus treatment options, including surgery. Bentz also discusses how to minimize the chances for colic. Understanding Equine Colic is a must for every horse owner.