Sometimes it seems that the horse's gastrointestinal tract is just looking for a way to cause problems for everyone. If it's not impaction colic, it's gastric ulcers. If it's not colic, it's choke. Most people know what "choke" is in horses, but it can be a little confusing. Afterall, when people are choking, they can't breathe, right? So why don't horses who are "choking" need the Heimlich?
This year's annual conference of the American Association of Equine Practitioners was held in not-so-sunny Anaheim, CA. (Unfortunately it rained the whole time we were there!). Both Drs. Leighton and Kornatowski were able to travel this year and not only were we able to glean some new information, we got involved and we picked up some new equipment as well! (For a description on what goes on at these meetings, please see last year's post on the AAEP Convention Wrap-up.)
Drs. Ashley and Matt Kornatowski share their experiences and insights into veterinary medicine. We hope you find this blog both informative and entertaining.