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REACT To Colic

Milbourn Equine are BHS Vet REACT Colic Champions

We are one of nearly 70 veterinary practices across the UK who have become Vet REACT Colic Champions, in a new scheme coordinated by The British Horse Society and The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham. Here at Milbourn Equine we will be working closely with both organisations over the next year to share information and advice from the REACT colic campaign on how to recognise and react to signs of colic as quickly as possible to give your horse the best chance of recovering.

Colic is the most common veterinary emergency in the horse. Most cases are mild and can be resolved with simple treatment, but a small percentage are critical or life-threatening. These critical cases will need rapid decision-making by both the vet and owner.

Colic is the most common reason for emergency vet call outs in the horse’

Critical cases of colic can need major decisions made very quickly – The REACT campaign helps you think about and prepare for these, so in an emergency situation you can be confident of making the right choice for you and your horse.

We have teamed up with the University of Nottingham and The British Horse Society to bring you a series of informative articles about this important condition. Topics covered include:

What is colic?
Types of colic
Recognising colic
Colic: Causes and prevention
Colic: What to do  
Colic: What will happen when the vet comes
Critical colic cases
Colic: The decision to refer
Colic: Costs and insurance cover