Considering our geriatric population, we are fortunate to not experience the more common causes of colic such as gas or impaction. Unfortunately, what we do see is colic from strangulating lipomas. This accounts for 36% of the need for euthanasia at Mitchell Farm. The following link is a really great description by Drs. Ashley and Matt Kornatowski of Twines Pines Equine Veterinary Services in Griswold, CT.
Equines Aging Gracefully
here is an interesting link to an article by Eleanor Kellon, VMD from TrailRiderMag.com
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From blankets to bits, saddles to boots, treats to breeches, if it's for the horse or their person, we just might have it. Also available for sale is an array of Mitchell Farm gear.......hats, totes, t-shirts, glasses, calendars, etc.
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Stable Management I Stable Management II
Basic Horse Care Equine Health
Equine Anatomy & Physiology Horse Ownership
Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc.
300 East Haddam Road (Route 82)
Salem, CT 06420
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