Colic in horses is a generalised term used to describe abdominal pain and is associated with numerous abnormalities that affect the horse’s digestive organs. Here are some of the most common causes:
Stress or rapid diet changes: These can often lead to gas colic or cramping colic. When it comes to colic, prevention is better than the cure. All of the above are easy to avoid by providing adequate turnout, grass or hay based diets, monitoring water intake, annual dental checks, a holistic approach to parasite management and slow introduction of new feeds.
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