Colic Symptoms in Horses

The Last Ride discusses Colic in Horses

Colic is a serious condition that can be fatal to a horse if left untreated. As such, it is important to recognize the signs of colic while also gaining a better understanding the various types of colic that may affect your horse.

Many people are surprised to learn that the term “colic” is actually a catchall name for several different types of digestive conditions that can affect a horse. Some of the most common forms of colic include:

  • Blockage of the intestines caused by improper food or foreign objects in the intestines
  • Excessive gas in the intestines, which is typically caused by a rapid change in diet
  • Twisted intestine, which normally requires surgery to correct
  • Gastrointestinal parasites

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