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Further Colic Information

The information below discusses the wide range of issues related to colic and has been produced from the evidence, recommendations and involvement of veterinary surgeons, horse owners and original research conducted by The University of Nottingham.

The Welfare Team and the University of Nottingham are delighted to offer a new pocket-sized reference guide for our REACT Now to beat Colic campaign. Request yours please contact the Welfare team on 02476 840517* or email welfare@bhs.org.uk

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Warning: some leaflets contain surgical photos



Recognising the signs of colic


What is colic?

Recognising the signs of colic
Reducing the risk of colic










Emergency decision making

Normal temperature, pulse and respiration parameters in adult horses

Waiting for the vet to arrive





What will my vet do if my horse has colic?




What will my vet do if my horse has colic?   Rectal examination
  Nasogastric intubation







REACTpocketguide




What happens at referral?


How to help your horse - a quick guide

Poster and emergency numbers

 

Acknowledgements

The British Horse Society and The University of Nottingham thank all those involved with the production of the colic information. The leaflets have been written and reviewed by:

  • Professor Sarah Freeman, Dr John Burford, Dr Adelle Bowden and Professor Gary England – School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, The University of Nottingham
  • Professor Tim Mair – Bell Equine Clinic
  • Professor Debbie Archer – University of Liverpool
  • The British Horse Society Welfare & Education Teams

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