colitis

Mid-Atlantic Powerhouse Sire Jump Start Dies At Age 20

Jump Start, the leading sire in the Mid-Atlantic region for the past five years, was euthanized the morning of Sunday, May 19 at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center due to complications from colitis. The dark bay son of A.P. Indy was 20. Standing at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Penn., for $10,000, the […]

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The Right Diet Can Help Horses Recovering From Diarrhea

Potential causes of diarrhea, often referred to as colitis, runs long. If your horse suffers a bout of colitis, what feeding strategies can you use to help repair the gastrointestinal tract? “Diet can impact either the progression or resolution of colitis. Appropriately feeding any horse with colitis could help save his life as the sequelae associated […]

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Ontario Equestrian Stops Printing Membership Cards To Further Equine Research

Ontario Equestrian donated $30,700 to support research on equine digestive health. The funds were not a result of a targeted fundraising effort, but from a $1.50 savings per member from not printing Ontario Equestrian membership cards. Begun in 2017, the two-year total for the initiative was $59,300. Ontario Equestrian members voted on what research they […]

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Benefits And Challenges To Cryotherapy For Laminitic Horses

Laminitis remains a common and devastating condition that frequently results in long-term incapacitation, recurrence of disease, and even loss of life. While laminitis can’t always be predicted or avoided, sepsis-related laminitis secondary to colic, colitis, or uterine infections, for example, may be avoided with cryotherapy. “Cryotherapy involves the controlled cooling of a horse’s hooves using either ice water or […]

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Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed in 26 Horses in KY

The first confirmed case of Potomac horse fever (PHF) diagnosed in Kentucky during calendar year 2018 was reported on June 1, 2018. Through the week ending August 25, a total of 26 cases have been confirmed. Confirmation of each case was by PCR testing and compatible clinical symptoms observed. Historically, Kentucky’s PHF cases are first […]

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Gut Check: Maintaining Optimum Gastrointestinal Health

The average length of the gastrointestinal tract of an adult horse can exceed 100 feet and includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, cecum and large intestine. There are many disorders that can impede the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal system and any can become life threatening in short order. Issues such as hypomotility (decreased […]

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Zayat: Paynter surgery Wednesday morning

Ahmed Zayat posted an update on his Twitter account (@jazz3162) Tuesday night on the road ahead for Zayat Stable’s Grade 1-winning colt Paynter, who has been battling colitis for more than a month. On Monday, the Haskell Invitational winner was vanned from the Upstate Equine Medical Center in Schuylerville, N.Y., to the New Bolton Center […]

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Zayat: Paynter transferring to New Bolton

Zayat Stable’s Paynter, the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational winner who has been battling colitis for more than a month, will be transported from upstate New York to the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Kennett Square, Pa., on Monday morning for further diagnosis and possible surgery of his […]

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UPDATED: ‘Nightmare scenario’; Paynter develops laminitis

UPDATED TUESDAY, 8:45 p.m. EDT: (From Ahmed Zayat @jazz3162 on Twitter: “Here is what we are trying to do to help Paynter fight his battle. It will take a miracle but he is a fighter. Paynter had mild signs of foot pain today and mild radiographic changes. We flew in Dr. Bryan Fraley, an affiliate […]

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Zayat: Paynter’s condition improves

 Ahmed Zayat, owner of the gravely ill Grade 1 Haskell Invitational winner Paynter, posted an update on his Twitter account (@jazz3162) Friday evening, indicating the condition of the Awesome Again colt had improved over the last 24 hours. Paynter, who is being treated at the Upstate Equine Medical Center in Schuylerville, N.Y., was diagnosed earlier […]

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