• By Dr. Jay Altman, DVM [Editors Note: This is the final post in a seven part series about horse digestive issues.] Doctors, whether DVM’s or MD’s, are often faced with a case that includes some type of infection, and when we do the word antibiotics immediately comes to mind. So, of course we reach for […]

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  • May 15, 2008 - Admin

    NSAIDS:Friend or Foe?

    By Dr. Jay Altman, DVM [Editors Note: This is the sixth in a seven part series about horse digestive issues.] Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs are a group of drugs commonly used in both human as well as equine medicine. Drugs such as Phenylbutazone (Bute), Banamine, Ketoprofen, Carprofen, and Naproxen, have been relied upon to help our […]

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  • By Dr. Jay Altman, DVM [Editors Note: This is the fifth in a seven part series about horse digestive issues.] Horses can suffer from two main categories of digestive ulcers. Both gastric (stomach) and colonic ulcers can be common in certain populations of horse. A Texas study of approximately 180 horses in a high stress […]

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  • May 8, 2008 - Admin

    Sand and Colic

    By Dr. Jay Altman, DVM [Editors Note: This is the forth in a seven part series about horse digestive issues.]                        Colic is the most common medical ailment in the horse. Over the past 25 years there have been great strides in both the prevention and treatment of equine colic. Improvements in deworming products […]

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  • May 3, 2008 - Admin

    Colic – What Are the Causes?

    By Dr. Jay Altman, DVM [Editors Note: This is the third in a seven part series about horse digestive issues.] Colic is the term used for abdominal distress that horses commonly encounter. The incidence of colic in horses is quite high. It is estimated that 10-11% of the horse population undergoes a bout of colic […]

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