We accept emergency referrals for investigation of colic and colitis at any time. It is however, important to contact us prior to referring a colitis case so that we may discuss in advance of the horse arriving on site.
We have a particular interest in cases of recurrent colic and weight loss and follow a thorough and systematic approach to diagnosis.
In some cases this may involve taking intestinal biopsies but in the majority of cases we are able to perform these via laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery under standing sedation.
This avoids a general anaesthetic and the long recovery time that is required after an exploratory laparotomy.