There have been a large number of horses with colic in the clinic recently. The term colic refers to any cause of abdominal pain from the gastrointestinal tract and so can have very many different causes.
Signs of colic vary according to the seriousness of the cause and the disposition of the horse. Some stoical equines (most notably donkeys) can have severe colic and yet display very few clinical signs of pain.
Signs of mild abdominal discomfort
- lifting the upper lip,
- flank watching,
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