Winter management: pelvic flexure impaction [H&H VIP]

Ensuring the smooth passage of feed material around the horse’s lengthy colon is an important part of winter management. Rosie Naylor MRCVS discusses the causes and consequences of a pelvic flexure impaction

Horses are hindgut fermenters, having a large colon and a caecum within which hay is digested, and nutrients and water are absorbed.