Gastrointestinal disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders

Includes content relating to the diagnosis and treatment of colic, as well as equine gastric ulcer syndrome.

Equine gastric disease and disorders

Jamie Prutton provides an update on common conditions affecting horses’ stomachs, as well as diagnostics and treatments.

Unravelling complexities of hindgut health in horses

Mark Bowen discusses current understanding of dysbiosis and why opportunities to treat it can benefit equine intestinal health overall.

44 mins
Latest on management of gastric disease in equids

David Rendle discusses developments in the options for medically treating and preventing this condition in horses.

35 mins
Colic Awareness Week 2022: how vets can help owners to REACT

Colic Awareness Week 2022 (3 to 9 October) is part of the REACT Now to Beat Colic campaign, run by The British Horse Society in conjunction with the University of Nottingham.

2 mins
Equine gastric ulcer syndrome – complications and treatment

Plenty of articles have discussed the causes and treatments of equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS), but few consider the complications of this high-incidence disease, as well as the steps owners can take to improve the animal’s outcome. In this article, Jamie Prutton reviews some of the recent literature discussing EGUS – including its aetiology, potentially additional risks that come with it, the future for diagnostic assessment, and the importance of client compliance with diagnosis and treatment.

29 mins
Equine gastric disorders review

Karin Kruger discusses the diagnosis, management and treatment of such conditions, including gastric ulcer syndrome.

24 mins
Equine gastric ulcer syndrome

Ben Sykes reviews the evidence that exists for equine squamous gastric disease and equine glandular gastric disease (EGGD) as a cause of poor performance to challenge this assertion, and reviews updates in the management of EGGD.

18 mins
Update on diagnostics, prognosis and treatment of gastric conditions

Karin Kruger discusses equine gastric ulcer syndrome, which is currently differentiated into two distinct disease syndromes that require their own strategies from equine vets.

33 mins
Equine gastric disease: updates in management

David Rendle discusses a selection of alternative treatments identified for managing this highly prevalent condition in horses.

32 mins
Gastrointestinal disorders: update on types, causes and treatments

Emily Haggett reviews a general approach to the horse with suspected intestinal disease, with a focus on clinical signs that suggest underlying intestinal disease.

33 mins
Abdominocentesis in horses

Veronica Roberts discusses indications, techniques, risks and sample interpretation around this common equine procedure.

20 mins
Endoparasite control in adult horses – a modern approach

Zoë Gratwick discusses the diagnosis of tapeworm and strongyle infections, as well as when to use anthelmintic treatments.

44 mins
Equine gastric ulcer syndrome – causes, diagnosis and treatment

Emily Haggett offers a brief review of the underlying causes of this common issue, as well as updates on research into therapies.

31 mins
Equine gastrointestinal disorders – obtaining a successful diagnosis

Karin Kruger provides tips to help general practitioners assess colic patients and reviews literature on common treatments.

50 mins
Parasitic disease as a cause of colic

David Rendle discusses the endoparasites associated with this common presentation and how good management strategies should ensure infrequent use of anthelmintics aimed at prevention.

47 mins
Equine gastrointestinal disorders: review of some current literature

Jamie Prutton discusses approaches to treating gastric ulceration and investigating weight loss, and analyses study findings.

29 mins
Colic: practical advice on diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal disorders

A common cause of death, colic is the clinical presentation of abdominal pain – and more than 100 disorders can result in the syndrome. Tim Mair offers practical guidance.

27 mins
Assessment of colic in the field and surgery referral indications

Tim Mair discusses the evaluation of horses showing clinical signs, challenges that can arise when choosing the appropriate treatment, and the need to promptly refer surgical cases.

48 mins
Equine colic: diagnosis, treatment and determining need for surgery

Emily Haggett attempts to offer assistance to fellow clinicians on a number of aspects, including signalment, history taking, clinical examination and treatment.

40 mins
Equine colic diagnosis via palpation and nasogastric intubation: part 2

Sarah Freeman, Karen Rickards, Adelle Bowden, John Burford and Gary England discuss the use of two diagnostic tests for identifying colic in equines in the second of a two-part article.

21 mins