SURGERY TO PRE­VENT COLIC?

EQUUS - - Eq Medical Front -

A sim­ple sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dure can re­duce a horse’s risk of de­vel­op­ing a com­mon type of colic, ac­cord­ing to a new study from the Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia’s New Bolton Cen­ter.

Nephros­plenic en­trap­ment oc­curs when a horse’s colon shifts from its nor­mal po­si­tion in the ab­domen and set­tles over the nephros­plenic lig­a­ment, which con­nects the left kid­ney to the spleen. When this oc­curs, the colon’s

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