Gastrointestinal Examinations

Signs of gastrointestinal problems in horses can range from acute abdominal pain to very mild weight loss or intermittent diarrhea.  When evaluating horses with gastrointestinal problems the clinician will often take a very thorough history that include questions specific to de-worming, nutrition, and husbandry in general.  The history that is provided combined with a thorough physical evaluation will help determine your horse’s clinical signs and what problems may exist.  We use this information to plan therapy or pursue more information with lab tests or imaging.  If your horse is showing signs of weight loss, abnormal manure, poor performance, or intermittent abdominal pain please contact us so that we may discuss your horse’s problems.  Acute abdominal pain that is moderate to severe always warrants a call via our emergency service.

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