Have you ever wondered whether turning out on frosty grass could be harmful to your horse’s digestive system? Here's what you need to know...
We investigate the clinical signs which tell you how serious a bout of colic actually could be
‘If you can prevent deterioration until the vet arrives, you're going to do such an amazing thing’
Being a horse owner is an emotional rollercoaster — and never more so than when you're faced with a bout of colic
Horse owners and vets face difficult decisions everyday. Vet Roger Lee lists the toughest choices an owner will ever have to make and shares his advice to simplify the dilemmas
The sire of top show horses including Pearly King, The Philanderer and Dance All Night has been put down
The pair want to raise awareness of the issue among the public
Dr David Marlin, equine physiologist, explains why gut health in horses is essential in ensuring the well-being of a horse
Jay Halim's top horse has been sidelined for the summer due to a mystery bout of colic
With nearly 60 years experience of veterinary practice, Dr Richard Chapman has published a book entitled 'Do I call the vet?' Here he looks at what you can do to help a horse with colic while you wait for the vet
Advancing years bring a greater risk of severe or life-threatening colic, but is it fair to put an older horse through the trauma of surgery? Tim Mair MRCVS outlines the factors that might affect your decision
Our eventing blogger has had a busy week, including a traumatic wake up call causing him to run down the road 'like a possessed idiot'
A World Cup final-winning horse has died at the age of 19 after undergoing colic surgery
Research has shown geography and environmental factors could contribute to the likelihood of colic occurring
When do health problems become emergencies that require urgent veterinary attention? Keith Chandler MRCVS pinpoints the warning signs
A model of a horse’s hindgut is being created by scientists, to help understand the effects the organ has on a horse’s health
Financial crisis thought to be contributing to increase in colic-related euthanasia
Colic is one of the biggest equine killers, but new research is revealing vital clues about diagnosis and treatment
It’s up there with colic as a life-threatening condition, but the abdominal problem peritonitis is often overlooked. What causes it and how can it be treated?
Prevention of colic is obviously far better than cure and, unfortunately, many of the things we do with our horses, such as stabling and competing, increase the risk of colic