Colic Survey

Have you ever had to decide to refer a horse for colic surgery? Have you ever thought about what you would do if you had to make that choice at short notice?

Staff at the Camden Equine Centre, University of Sydney are asking horse owners to take a few minutes to do a survey on the decision for or against colic surgery to help vets to do their job better.

The survey consists of about 20 questions and should only take about 20 minutes. To complete the survey and to learn about a project, please go to:

Camden Equine Centre are conducting a survey into owner knowledge and attitudes toward colic surgery. They are investigating if there are trends between the owner demographics and previous experience with colic, and whether owners elect to send horses for emergency surgery.

This may help future veterinarians better understand how they can support horse owners whilst they make this difficult decision. This results from the survey will hopefully allow for better insights into the horse owners’ understanding of outcomes of colic surgery and lead to the development of better information resources for owners.

To learn more about the project and for a full participant information statement, please go to:

Please direct questions to Kate Averay DVM on 0414 892 698

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