Most case of colic can be treated medically, but sometimes surgery is required. Veterinary surgeon, David Rutherford of Fellowes Farm Equine Clinic, Huntingdon, explains more.
Tips and advice
Knowing who is qualified to carry out dental procedures on your horse can be confusing. To combat this the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has issued guidance to horse owners to help them understand the rules surrounding equine dental care.
Alex Calvert is now working in Newmarket. She has been plunged into the world of racing but her own riding ambitions remain in the show ring, keep up-to-date with her exploits.