VetWatch: Sand Colic Update

This spring we have seen many more cases of sand colic than expected, explains Alex Harrison BVSc MRCVS from Ryder-Davies & Partners.

Potentially this is as a result of the mild winter we’ve had. Horses have been out grazing the land much more than usual and therefore are grazing closer to the ground and more likely to ingest sand. In addition to this many horses have not had the break from grazing they would usually have when it snows and therefore the sand continually builds up in the gut.

See page 40 of the August edition for Alex’s full report. Visit

AUG14 VetWatch Sand Colic