The following articles are written by Milverton-Wellesley Veterinarians to assist you in caring for your horses.
NEW! [December 2022]
Now that we are heading into late fall and early winter, we need to be aware that colic season is upon us again. We see horses with abdominal pain all year round of course, but the cooler temps bring with them certain stresses that are seen more commonly this time of year. Water intake is a big factor when it comes to constipation and impaction colics, which seem to be the most common ones we see. Colder temps, less sweating and exercise exhaustion, and possibly also less exercising over the winter months, will make horses feel less desire to drink their daily water intake requirements.