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“SIP project” targets sand colic

September 20th, 2013

I’ve spent a lot of time this summer with my arm up the south end of a lot of northbound horses — all for the sake of finding sand in poop. Nicknamed the “SIP project,” I’m working with Dr. Steve Manning of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) to take repeat fecal samples from a number of horses at equine …

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Along with fecal samples, veterinary student Lindsay Rogers (above) collected information about the horses' diet, activity level, housing and medical history. Photo courtesy of Lindsay Rogers.