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Cross-sectional study of horse owners’ knowledge, and opinions on recognising colic in the horse (2019)
Journal Article
Bowden, A., Burford, J., Brennan, M., England, G., & Freeman, S. (2019). Cross-sectional study of horse owners’ knowledge, and opinions on recognising colic in the horse. Equine Veterinary Journal, https://doi.org/10.1111/evj.13173

Background Colic is the most common emergency problem in the horse. An owner’s ability to recognise colic and seek assistance is a critical first step in determining case outcome. Objectives The aim of this study was to assess horse owners’ know... Read More

Risk factors for acute abdominal pain (colic) in the adult horse: A scoping review of risk factors, and a systematic review of the effect of management-related changes (2019)
Journal Article
Curtis, L., Burford, J. H., England, G. C. W., & Freeman, S. L. (2019). Risk factors for acute abdominal pain (colic) in the adult horse: A scoping review of risk factors, and a systematic review of the effect of management-related changes. PLoS ONE, 14(7), 1-32. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0219307

Acute abdominal pain (colic) is the most common reason for emergency veterinary treatment in the horse. Consolidation of data through a systematic review is important to inform evidence-based medicine and clinical guidelines, but there are currently... Read More

Emergency Conditions in Horses: Opinions and Decision Making of Livery Yard Owners (2019)
Journal Article
Bowden, A., Burford, J., Brennan, M., England, G., & Freeman, S. (2019). Emergency Conditions in Horses: Opinions and Decision Making of Livery Yard Owners. Veterinary Evidence, 4(2), doi:10.18849/ve.v4i2.199

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate equine livery yard owners’ opinions of emergency conditions, and to identify factors influencing emergency decision making in the horse. Background: There is limited data on horse owners’ opinions a... Read More

Prospective survey of veterinary practitioners’ primary assessment of equine colic: clinical features, diagnoses, and treatment of 120 cases of large colon impaction (2014)
Journal Article
Jennings, K., Curtis, L., Burford, J., & Freeman, S. (2014). Prospective survey of veterinary practitioners’ primary assessment of equine colic: clinical features, diagnoses, and treatment of 120 cases of large colon impaction. BMC Veterinary Research, 10(Suppl), doi:10.1186/1746-6148-10-S1-S2

Background 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 impaction cases. The aim of th... Read More