colic surgery

Stretching Exercises Can Help Horses Return To Work After Colic Surgery

Colic surgery that opens a horse’s abdominal cavity requires an extensive recovery time, where the horse is generally kept as still as possible in a stall to allow his muscles to heal. Though necessary, this confinement causes a horse to lose muscle strength and tone, and makes the return to an athletic career even more […]

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Roaring Lion Loses Battle With Colic, Euthanized In New Zealand

Qatar Racing and Tweenhills Stud are absolutely devastated to have to announce the death of Roaring Lion who has been put to sleep after suffering another bout of colic in New Zealand. Tweenhills owner David Redvers said: “At approximately midday (GMT) / 23.00 NZ today Roaring Lion was observed to be uncomfortable in his stable […]

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‘On His Way To A Slow Recovery’: Roaring Lion Returns To Cambridge Stud After Colic Surgery

European Horse of the Year Roaring Lion returned to Cambridge Stud in New Zealand on Aug. 8, following two colic surgeries in the last ten days. Roaring Lion was admitted to Cambridge Equine Hospital within minutes of arriving at Cambridge Stud from quarantine on Saturday, July 27. He underwent immediate surgery which had to be […]

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‘Cherish The Memories’: Arc Runner-Up Sea Of Class Succumbs To Lymphoma

The 4-year-old dual Group 1-winner Sea of Class, runner-up by a neck to Enable in last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, underwent surgery for colic on July 3. According to racingpost.com, the surgery was prescribed to remove a mass that had become entangled in her intestines. The mass turned out to be a malignant tumor […]

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Lava Man ‘Looks Phenomenal,’ Returns To Santa Anita Park

Fan-favorite racehorse-turned-stable pony Lava Man has once again returned to Santa Anita Park. The 17-year-old gelding underwent colic surgery on July 31 this year, and was sent back to trainer Doug O’Neill’s stable in late August. From there, the Hall of Fame racehorse was sent to a farm to continue his recovery. “Lava Man is […]

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‘Still A Warrior’: Lava Man’s Recovery From Colic Surgery Progressing Well

Among the thousands in attendance in the first weeks of Del Mar’s 79th summer season was an old, familiar face. Fourteen years prior, during the track’s 65th summer season, a dark bay Thoroughbred gelding with a star, a stripe and a blaze on his head finished second, beaten by four lengths in the first race […]

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Breeding Broodmares After Colic Surgery

Colic can strike at any time in any horse, but certain types of colic occur more frequently in particular breeds or horses used for specific purposes. Broodmares, for example, tend to suffer colic due to large colon volvulus—a full twist of the large intestine that completely cuts off the flow of ingesta, as well as the […]

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Colic: Better Options, Better Outcomes

Although many colic cases are mild in nature, others can imperil your horse’s life and career and can require surgery. Today, because of advancements and innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of colic, the chances of survival and return to normal activity following colic surgery have never been better. Colic signs should always be taken […]

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At-Home Care Key To Colic Surgery Success

Bringing a horse that has had colic surgery home from the hospital can be nerve-wracking: Even with a laundry list of things to look out for from the vets, it’s easy to second guess yourself. How can you ensure that your horse has the best chance of making a good recovery at home? Horse Channel […]

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Prognosis Of Repeat Colic Surgeries Not Always Poor

University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine researchers have recently put a common belief to the test: that horses who undergo a second colic surgery soon after a first have a poor prognosis of survival. Graduate student Anje G. Bauck investigate the number of cases that came into the hospital, focusing on jejunal strangulation, which […]

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