Colic What would you do?

James and Katie and we are students studying at the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. We are currently investigating decision making by owners during critical cases of equine colic, a project that has been kindly funded by the University of Nottingham and World Horse Welfare.


The next phase of our research aims to establish what horse owners know about colic and what they would do if their horse was to become severely ill. With this in mind, we are writing to enquire whether you and your practice would be willing to share our short online survey, via the survey link below, with your equine clients.


This survey is open to anyone who currently owns, or has a major role in emergency decision making for (e.g. deciding what veterinary treatments the horse in their care should receive or if euthanasia is required), a horse, pony, donkey or mule. Participants must also be 18 years old or over to take part. The final part of this survey also contains up to date information about actions that can be taken to help owners if their horse was to develop colic. here is the link