There is a lot that can go wrong inside a horse's abdomen. When something does go wrong, and we start seeing symptoms, we refer to it as "colic". If you've worked around horses for long enough, you've seen the signs - inappetance, pawing at the ground, lifting the upper lip, rolling... it can be pretty scary. Colic just means "abdminal pain", however most often we use it to refer to a problem with the gastrointestinal tract. The horse's intestinal tract, like ours, is made up of the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. In this blog post, we are going to discuss a specific disorder that affects the small intestine - "anterior enteritis". This is a complex disorder, which can be confusing - we'll try our best to keep things as simple and clear as possible, and try to make sense of this dangerous disease.
Drs. Ashley and Matt Kornatowski share their experiences and insights into veterinary medicine. We hope you find this blog both informative and entertaining.