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Colic - a serious belly ache Owner Factsheet

Colic is a word that every horse owner dreads. Unfortunately, most horses will suffer from colic at some point and it is essential for you to know how to identify the symptoms and what to do next. Although the majority of colic cases resolve with minimal help, getting veterinary attention at the right moment can mean the difference between life and death for your horse.

Image: Abdomen: pain
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What is colic?

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How do I know my horse has colic?

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What causes colic?

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What should I do if I think my horse has colic?

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What will my vet do?

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What will happen next?

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How can I prevent my horse from getting colic?

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