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Investigating the Anti-inflammatory Response in Horses with Colic

Colic is a major cause of mortality in horses because many horses experience complications after undergoing colic surgery. An overzealous anti-inflammatory response may be an important contributory factor in the development of complications. This study investigates key aspects of the compensatory anti-inflammatory response syndrome in horses with colic. An ability to characterize this response may allow veterinarians to guide therapy and formulate a more accurate prognosis.

Dr. Imogen C. Johns, Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom