Types of Colic in Horses

types of colic in horses

Types of Colic in Horses Here we review the types of colic in horses; Spasmodic/Idiopathic Colic, impaction colic, and Displacements, Torsions and Strangulations. Colic Overview Equine Colic is actually a relatively common disorder affecting the horse and can occur at any time for a plethora of reasons. Colic is not a specific disorder, but instead, a general term describing ‘abdominal discomfort’. Although colic usually occurs from discomfort originating from the gastro-intestinal tract, it can also be due to pain from other abdominal organs such as the kidney, liver or uterus,…

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