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A common feature of colic in horses is tympany in the large intestine and medical treatment of this condition can be unsuccessful. In this article we describe and evaluate a new approach for decompression of large intestinal tympany in equine colic patients using transrectal puncture. We evaluated ...

Author(s)
Scotti, G. B.; Lazzaretti, S. S.; Zani, D. D.; Magri, M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Education, 2013, 25, 4, pp 184-188
Abstract

Transcutaneous needle decompression of the caecum through the right flank is a valuable, routine procedure performed to resolve cases of large intestinal tympany. Nevertheless, it can be the cause of potentially life-threatening complications as highlighted by the 3 cases presented in this case...

Author(s)
Unger, L.; Fouché, N.; Schnider, D.; Witte, S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Education, 2014, 26, 8, pp 430-435
Abstract

In the period 1986-1994 a retrospective study was performed on 2264 horses with colic at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the Ghent University, Belgium. An exploratory laparotomy was performed in 1069 horses. The origin of colic symptoms was determined by rectal examination or exploratory...

Author(s)
Steenhaut, M.; Martens, A.; Vlaminck, L.; Desmet, P.; Gasthuys, F.; Moor, A. de; Mariën, T.; Deprez, P.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, State University of Ghent, Merelbeke, Belgium
Citation
Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 2001, 70, 5, pp 389-404
Abstract

A prospective survey of horses with colic referred to the Large Animal Hospital at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen, Denmark, was undertaken between August 1994 and December 1997. The interrelationships between 17 clinical variables were analysed using factor analysis. ...

Author(s)
Thoefner, M. B.; Ersbøll, A. K.; Jensen, A. L.; Hesselholt, M.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2001, 48, 3, pp 201-214
Abstract

The pathology of 4 cases of caecal rupture in foaling mares is described. One died suddenly, probably when rupture occurred, and 3 survived for 5 to 8 h and died from acute peritonitis. The pathogenesis of this type of injury is discussed and it is suggested that rupture may arise from the pressure ...

Author(s)
Platt, H.
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 1983, 93, 2, pp 343-346
Abstract

Melanosis coli is recognized in human pathology but this is believed to be the first record of the condition in the horse. A ten-year-old gelding died as a result of intestinal tympany and showed at necropsy areas of mucosa in the caecum and large colon which were dark brown in colour and either...

Author(s)
JÁRMAI, K.; KEMENY, A.
Citation
Deutsche Tierarztliche Wochenschrift, 1941, 49, pp 81-83
Abstract

This is a detailed classification of cases of equine colic examined P.M. by the authors at the Berlin veterinary college during the years 1922-39. During this time 1, 121 horses were autopsied, of which 555 (49.42%) had died from " colic ". Most of the animals were draught horses. The findings are...

Author(s)
DOBBERSTEIN, J.; DINTER, W.
Publisher
Springer, Berlin,
Citation
Archiv fur wissenschaftliche und praktische Tierheilkunde, 1941, 76, pp 256-286

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