Colic is a scary and an all too often deadly occurrence in horses. Luckily, there are precautionary measures you, the serious horse owner, can take towards colic prevention in your horse. RSB Animal Health and Joanie Johnston, founder and product creator of Nose-It! Pet, Nose-It! Equine and Nose-It! Zoo, shared with us 6 tips to preventing a colic tragedy in your barn.
“Nearly all colic prevention research focuses on ensuring consistency in feeding programs that take an animal’s natural instinct to forage for food into consideration; thereby reducing stress, whether it be better management of their external environment to being aware of internal health implications,” explains Johnston. “In my opinion, the easiest of all the prevention tips include those that are most beneficial to any equine management process, such as the following:”