Personalized Colic Risk Rater

Assess your horse’s risk of colic

There are a 31 questions in 10 sections and will take you approximately 10 minutes to complete!

  1. Turnout
  2. Activity Level
  3. Caregivers
  4. Feeding
  5. Water
  1. Dental History
  2. Parasite Management
  3. Colic History
  4. Other/Horse-Specific Factors
  5. Change Assessment

The Colic Risk Rater provides a ‘snapshot’ in time of your horse’s risk of colic based on your current scenario. Risk factors may be constantly changing and your colic risk will change accordingly.

As part of Equine Guelph’s ongoing effort to understand current management practices of horse owners, Equine Guelph is collecting data (responses only; no personal information) from the colic risk rater. At the end, you will have the option to submit your answers by clicking on the “submit” button. If you do not wish to have your answers collected, please disregard the “submit” button.

Answer all questions in each category to complete the Colic Risk Rater based on an individual horse. When you have completed a category, click on the next category to open it. You must answer all questions in a category before moving on, but you can return to a previous category at any time.