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Encore: AAEP Virtual Convention 2020

S0305 - How to Manage a Horse with Colic in the Field

Dec 1, 2020 12:00am ‐ Dec 1, 2020 12:00am

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Sponsored by:

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  • Anthony Blikslager, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Professor and Head, Department of Clinical Sciences, North Carolina State University


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Courtney Mangano
12/1/20 12:47 pm

Very good review! The only thing that I think he missed was a comment about the nostril flare in the illustration of visual cues of pain in the first few minutes of the presentation.

Douglas Wiley
12/28/20 4:19 pm

excellent review combines well with rectal palpation presentation

Thomas Loafmann
2/21/22 5:23 pm

Early recognition of a colic is very important to the successful outcome. Owner's observations can be very helpful since they know the habits and temperament of their horses. Facial expressions by the horse can be very helpful in determining the pain levels. Ninety percent of colics will respond to on farm treatments so a thorough exam is essential to determining whether to refer to a referral clinic or not. Overdose of DSS can be fatal and should be used with caution.