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Epidemiological clues to preventing colic.

Archer, DC and Proudman, CJ (2006) Epidemiological clues to preventing colic. Vet J, 172 (1). pp. 29-39.

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Colic remains a significant problem in the horse in terms of welfare and economics; in some equine populations it is the single most common cause of death. Many causes of colic are cited in the equestrian and veterinary literature but little scientific evidence exists to substantiate these theories. Recent epidemiological investigations have confirmed that colic is complex and multi-factorial in nature. Studies have identified a number of factors that are associated with increased risk of colic including parasite burden, certain feed types, recent change in feeding practices, stabling, lack of access to pasture and water, increasing exercise and transport. These findings are reviewed together with examples of management practices that may be altered to reduce the incidence of specific types of colic. This is an opinionated, not a systematic, review focusing on those areas that are considered most relevant to the practitioner.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Archer, DC
Date : July 2006
DOI : 10.1016/j.tvjl.2005.04.002
Uncontrolled Keywords : Animal Feed, Animal Husbandry, Animals, Colic, Epidemiologic Studies, Female, Horse Diseases, Horses, Male, Parasitic Diseases, Animal, Risk Factors, Treatment Outcome
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 09:57
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 18:08

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