Colic

A general term describing abdominal pain in the horse. Ranges in severity from mild to life-threatening. 

A variety of causes can explain colics such as:

  • Diet issues
  • Change of diet
  • Stress
  • Parasite infestation
  • Dental problems

A horse in colic could show signs such as:

  • Rolling
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Sweating
  • Distress
  • Peculiar postures
  • Absence of gut sounds

Please keep in mind that a veterinarian should always be consulted in case of suspected colic.