A 68-page book aimed at informing horse owners, veterinary nurses and veterinary students.
The 'Horse Professional Guide to Colic' helps horse owners understand the many causes of colic in horses and prepares them to deal with the condition. It describes the equine digestive tract and anatomical factors that make horses prone to serious abdominal disorders. The book sets out practical preventative measures and simple steps to take to be prepared for a serious colic episode. This information is intended to support and inform owners whose horses who have undergone colic surgery.
This book is intended to help owners understand the multitude of conditions that can cause colic in horses. The book starts with a basic description of the anatomy of the equine digestive tract and outlines the design flaws of horses' bowels that predispose the species to serious abdominal accidents. What to do when a horse develops colic and how to cope until the veterinarian arrives are covered as well as some simple steps that owners can take to try to avoid their horses developing colic. The book is also intended to give support and information to owners whose horses who have undergone colic surgery. Potential costs, complications and aftercare for surgical cases are covered. The book is suitable for anyone who owns a horse and wants to become better informed and prepared to deal with this common, potentially fatal, condition in horses.