Volume 10 Supplement 1

Selected articles from the Eleventh International Equine Colic Research Symposium

Proceedings

Edited by Michelle Barton, Gerald Schusser and Tim Mair

Publication of this supplement has been funded by The British Equine Veterinary Association. Articles are based on presentations made at the conference. The peer review process was overseen by the Supplement Editors in accordance with BioMed Central's peer review guidelines for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

Eleventh International Equine Colic Research Symposium. Go to conference site.

Dublin, Ireland

7-10 July 2014

  1. Research article

    Could it be colic? Horse-owner decision making and practices in response to equine colic

    Little is known about lay understanding and decision making in response to colic. Horse-owners/carers are key to identifying colic and initiating veterinary intervention. Understanding how owners think and act...

    Claire E Scantlebury, Elizabeth Perkins, Gina L Pinchbeck, Debra C Archer and Robert M Christley

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 7 July 2014

  2. Research article

    Prospective survey of veterinary practitioners’ primary assessment of equine colic: clinical features, diagnoses, and treatment of 120 cases of large colon impaction

    Large colon impactions are a common cause of colic in the horse. There are no scientific reports on the clinical presentation, diagnostic tests and treatments used in first opinion practice for large colon imp...

    Kyra Megan Jennings, Laila Curtis, John Harold Burford and Sarah Louise Freeman

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10(Suppl 1):S2

    Published on: 7 July 2014

  3. Research article

    Effect of pectin, lecithin, and antacid feed supplements (Egusin®) on gastric ulcer scores, gastric fluid pH and blood gas values in horses

    The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effects of two commercial feed supplements, Egusin 250® [E-250] and Egusin SLH® [E-SLH], on gastric ulcer scores, gastric fluid pH, and blood gas values in stall-...

    Michelle C Woodward, Nan K Huff, Frank Garza, Michael L Keowen, Michael T Kearney and Frank M Andrews

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 7 July 2014

  4. Research article

    Evaluation of normal findings using a detailed and focused technique for transcutaneous abdominal ultrasonography in the horse

    Ultrasonography is an important diagnostic tool in the investigation of abdominal disease in the horse. Several factors may affect the ability to image different structures within the abdomen. The aim of the s...

    Sarah Williams, Jonathan David Cooper and Sarah Louise Freeman

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 7 July 2014

  5. Research article

    Systemic and anti-nociceptive effects of prolonged lidocaine, ketamine, and butorphanol infusions alone and in combination in healthy horses

    Prolonged drug infusions are used to treat horses with severe signs of pain, but can be associated with altered gastrointestinal transit. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of prolonged con...

    Johanna R Elfenbein, Sheilah A Robertson, Robert J MacKay, Butch KuKanich and L Chris Sanchez

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 7 July 2014

  6. Research article

    Evaluation of plasma muscle enzyme activity as an indicator of lesion characteristics and prognosis in horses undergoing celiotomy for acute gastrointestinal pain

    In horses undergoing celiotomy for acute gastrointestinal pain, identification of variables correlating with lesion severity and location, and survival provide veterinarians and owners with information that ai...

    Clarisa R Krueger, Audrey Ruple-Czerniak and Eileen S Hackett

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 7 July 2014

  7. Methodology article

    In vitro description of a new technique for stapled side-to-side jejunocecal anastomosis in horses and CT scan anatomical comparison with other techniques

    Stapled jejunocecal anastomoses are commonly performed in equine abdominal surgery. They carry higher complication rates compared to handsewn techniques. In human surgery various causes likely to lead to failu...

    Marco Gandini, Gessica Giusto, Bryan Iotti, Alberto Valazza and Federica Sammartano

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 7 July 2014

  8. Methodology article

    Parallel alternating sliding knots are effective for ligation of mesenteric arteries during resection and anastomosis of the equine jejunum

    In literature only one article describes and compares methods of achieving hemostasis in equine mesenteric arteries during jejunal resection and anastomosis, and most textbooks favor ligating-dividing mechanic...

    Marco Gandini, Gessica Giusto, Francesco Comino and Eleonora Pagliara

    BMC Veterinary Research 2014 10(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 7 July 2014