Among domesticated, horses, colic is the leading cause of premature death. The incidence of colic in the general horse population has been estimated between 10 and 11 percent on an annual basis. Horse-owners or horse caregivers are often faced with making colic-related decisions. It is important that any person who owns or works with horses to recognize and know how to react to the telltale signs of colic.
Norton Veterinary Consulting and Education Resources has put together an extremely informative course to help horse-owners and horse care givers understand more fully what can be a devastating emergency event for a beloved family or show horse or important equine athlete.
Horses have over 100 feet of intestine. It is not surprising that colic is one of the most common
emergencies. But did you know that the word "colic" doesn't necessarily mean GI disease? This course covers risk factors for colic, a multitude of GI causes as well as non-GI colic. The course includes a detailed review of the horse's intestinal anatomy and an overview of what happens when your horse needs colic surgery.
For only $45 take this informative and convenient online class and build your knowledge base to be the best horseman you can be. Or give the gift of knowledge- the course makes a wonderful holiday present for the important horse person in your life.
Take advantage of the opportunity to provide the best for your horses and be ready when they need you most. Click here for more about this valuable course and the entire series of NVCER courses:
"After I became a veterinarian, I realized just how little my horse friends and I knew about what we faced every day caring for our ponies and horses and I realized the mistakes we made," shared Dr. Joan Norton. "As a lifelong horse enthusiast I've made it my mission to help educate horse owners. The best way I can do that is to help them be knowledgeable and prepared for what can happen."
Joan Norton VMD, DACVIM, founded Norton Veterinary Consulting and Education Resources to promote equine veterinary education to horse owners, professionals and veterinarians. In addition to education on both general and focused topics, Norton Veterinary Consulting and Education Resources offers case-by-case equine and large animal internal medicine consulting services for veterinarians to review blood work, ultrasounds, x-rays, research topics and/or supply the latest, up-to-date information to help diagnose and manage challenging or mysterious cases.
In addition, Dr. Norton has written a useful pocket-sized book, Equine First Aid Handbook perfect to tuck into the trunk at the barn, which contains must-have information on how to recognize and handle common equine emergencies.