Equine Colic Types
Friesians are prone to gastric and megaesophagus
Saddlebreds, Tennessee walking horses, Morgans and Standardbreds) are prone to inguinal hernias.
Easy keepers (Quarterhorses, Arabs, Saddlebreds are prone to strangulating lipomas
Thoroughbreds and ponies are prone to intussusceptions
Thoroughbreds and taller horses are prone to epiploic foramen entrapments
Arabs, Appaloosas and Morgans are prone to cecal impactions
Arabs are prone to ileal impactions (and to in general)
Arabs, Saddlebreds, Morgans, donkeys and miniature horses are prone to
Paints are associated with the gene for myenteric aganglionosis (lethal whites)
Stallions are prone to inguinal hernias, particularly with live covers (breeding mares).
Other types of colic have been associated with sex (male, female, gelding), as well
Job and location
Broodmares are prone to large colon volvuluses, cecal tympany, small colon impactions and mesocolon tears. Differentials include uterine torsions, uterine tear, uterine artery rupture and impending parturition.
Performance horses may be more prone to right dorsal colitis and gastric ulcers
Horses in California, Indiana and Florida or more prone to enteroliths
Horses in the SE are more prone to proximal enteritis and ileal impactions
Horses that crib are prone to epiploic foramen entrapments
blockage or partial blockage of the intestinal lumen by feedstuff
nonspecific term meaning abdominal pain; typically applied to horses
mineral concretion or calculus formed anywhere in the gastrointestinal system