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Overview of Intestinal Diseases in Horses and Foals

By

Allison J. Stewart

, BVSC (Hons), MS, DACVIM-LA, DACVECC, The University of Queensland

Last full review/revision Sep 2013 | Content last modified Sep 2013

Intestinal disease in horses and foals is suggested by diarrhea, weight loss, hypoproteinemia, and abdominal pain. (Also see Colic in Horses.)

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Colic in Horses
Colic is a simple term meaning abdominal pain. There are many causes of colic in horses, with treatments ranging from administration of pain medication to abdominal surgery. Signs of colic are variable and do not indicate which part of the gastrointestinal tract is involved. Which of the following clinical signs is easily recognized as a common sign of colic? 
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