To avoid colic an animal has to be gradually prepared by giving small quantities of green food for a few days before going to grass.
In larger doses colchicum or colchicine acts as a most violent gastrointestinal irritant, causing terrible pain, colic,vomiting, diarrhoea, haemorrhage from the bowel, thirst and ultimately death from collapse.
In this liver, which was hardened in situ, the impressions of the sacculations of the colon are distinctly visible at the colic impression.
" Biliary colic " is the name given to the distressing symptoms associated with the passage of a stone through the narrow bileduct.
In medicine it is frequently employed as a hydragogue purgative, specially valuable in febrile diseases, in congestion of the portal system, and in the obstinate constipation of painters' colic. In the last case it is combined with potassium iodide, the two salts being exceedingly effective in causing the elimination of lead from the system.
In pain due to violent sciatica relief and even permanent cure has been obtained by the injection of morphine directly into the muscle of the affected part, and in the treatment of renal and hepatic colic morphine given subcutaneously will relieve the acute pain consequent on the passage of biliary and urinary calculi.
In October 1587 both the grand duke and his wife died of colic within a couple of days of each other.
Boiled food of any kind is unnatural to a horse, and is risky to give, being liable to produce colic, especially if the animal bolts its food when hungry, although it generally produces a glossy coat.
Lead poisons the muscular and nervous systems, and gives rise to paralysis, wasting, colic and other symptoms, while in the case of mercury, tremors, salivation, anaemia and very marked cachexia are induced.
Let Harlequin be taken with a fit of the colic and his trappings will have to serve that mood too.
To the left of the colic impression is a smaller one for the second part of the duodenum.
In autumn all horses that have been grazing should be dosed with some vermifuge to destroy the worms that are invariably present, and thus prevent colic or an unthrifty or anaemic state.