4 01, 2017

This time of year is generally known as “colic season”

By |January 4th, 2017|Gastrointestinal|0 Comments

DO YOU KNOW WHY? While changes in management can also contribute to the higher incidence of colic as the weather gets colder, such as less time riding or less plentiful grass in pasture, there has long been known to a link between colic & cold weather changes. A possible reason for this is the dropping barometric pressure associated with most cold fronts. The more rapid & severe the drop, the more likely that the horse will experience gastrointestinal upset.