Painful Parody: Plethora Of Other Issues Can Mimic Colic Symptoms

The signs of colic are well-known to many horse owners: abdominal discomfort shown by pawing, kicking at the belly, repeatedly rolling, sweating and increased heart and respiration rate. While these symptoms are all rightfully red flags, they are not only signs of abdominal distress; they may also be signs of pain in almost any other […]

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High On Helium? Horses Undergoing Surgery Improved When Offered Oxygen/Helium Mix

Horses that have to undergo surgery that requires anesthesia can have a hard time; to be completely anesthetized, they must be placed on the back or their side, which places pressure on internal organs, sometimes leading to partially collapsed lungs. Horses undergoing surgery have better outcomes when offered a mix of helium and oxygen in […]

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