What is Horse Colic?

Dr. Mark Finke, DVM

Dr. Mark Finke, DVM

“What Is Horse Colic?” – Read this Western Horseman article with Colorado Equine Veterinary Services Dr. Mark Finke, DVM about horse colic. written by Kate Bradley.

“Colic is complicated, though the symptoms present the same—a horse in pain or distress that is kicking or biting its flanks or belly, pawing, and is up and down or rolling,” he says. “If you want to give your horse the best chance to come through colic, get your veterinarian on the phone.”

Before a horse shows signs of colic, horse owners should be aware of the potential causes and know how to prevent problems. Finke says common sense paired with knowledge of your horse’s daily routine is most important to keeping a horse healthy.

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