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Anthony T. Blikslager, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Anthony T. Blikslager, DVM, PhD, DACVS, is assistant professor of equine surgery at North Carolina State University, where he also has a federally-funded research program in the role of COX inhibitors in equine colic, and has recently become interested in the use of COX-2 inhibitors for treatment of lameness.

Triage for colic patients
September 1, 2006

Rapid triage decisions and referral is a tremendous benefit to survival rates.

Small-colon impaction — Some cases can be difficult to diagnose, especially when coupled with diarrhea
March 1, 2005

Abdominocentesis can be helpful in determining if there is inflamed small colon that requires surgical intervention.

Ileal impaction: a preventable life-threatening condition
May 1, 2004

Impaction of the ileum is an uncommon cause of colic in horses in most parts of the country, but is becoming increasingly recognized as an important cause of intestinal obstruction in the southeastern United States.

Consider human NSAIDs to nurse pain in horses
September 1, 2002

Treatment of painful conditions in horses has relied largely on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for much of the last 25 years. For example, flunixin meglumine (Banamine®) and phenylbutazone (Butazolidin®) have dominated the market for treatment of colic and lameness respectively. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that these drugs also have some side effects, most notably gastrointestinal ulceration.


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