Spasmodic colic *H&H Plus*

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    This article has been edited and approved by Karen Coumbe MRCVS, H&H’s veterinary advisor since 1991.
  • Spasmodic colic in horses: signs | treatment | causes | how to avoid | prognosis

    Spasmodic colic in horses is the most common type of colic seen and is caused when the normal internal movement within the gut (peristalsis) is interrupted. It is often, but not only, seen in the spring or after owners moved their horses to new lush grazing. The horse typically shows periods of intensive pain, interspersed by periods where they are more comfortable.

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