Colic is used to describe clinical signs of abdominal pain or discomfort in the horse; hence colic is technically a symptom rather than being a disease in itself. Colic is the most common equine emergency and cause of death in horses worldwide. Colic cases can sometimes occur with no apparent cause but fortunately there are a wide range of management practices that can help prevent colic. 

Colic cases can quickly deteriorate so early recognition and prompt veterinary attention is vital to increase the chance of recovery for the horse and help to prevent critical cases. 

REACT Now to Beat Colic provides a wide range of information related to colic produced from the evidence, recommendations and involvement of veterinary surgeons, horse owners and original research conducted by The University of Nottingham. Further information is available from our dedicated webpage.


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