Elizabeth Davis, DVM, PhD
Definitive diagnostic criteria should be used to aid in the selection of available agents.
The IgM-capture ELISA is considered the most reliable test for confirmation of recent exposure to West Nile Virus.
Colic, or abdominal pain, is a relatively common problem that develops in horses of all ages. Practitioners in the field of equine medicine should be familiar with the various conditions that can contribute to abdominal pain. Once a clinical evaluation has been performed the practitioner will be able to narrow the differential list to establish a working diagnosis.