Causes of gastrointestinal colic in horses in western Canada: 604 cases (1992 to 2002).

@article{Abutarbush2005CausesOG,
  title={Causes of gastrointestinal colic in horses in western Canada: 604 cases (1992 to 2002).},
  author={Sameeh M Abutarbush and James L Carmalt and Ryan W Shoemaker},
  journal={The Canadian veterinary journal = La revue veterinaire canadienne},
  year={2005},
  volume={46 9},
  pages={800-5}
}
The medical records of equine gastrointestinal colic cases presented to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine between 1992 and 2002 are reviewed. There was no breed predisposition to colic. Geldings were more prone to colic than females and stallions. Overall, the 3 most common causes of colic were large colon impaction (20.8%), large colon displacement (16.5%), and spasmodic colic (11.7%), after excluding the 13% of cases in which the diagnosis was undetermined. Of the medical cases… CONTINUE READING