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The use of a laparoscopic suction-irrigation device in 2 standing horses for lavage of the abdomen for the treatment of primary suppurative peritonitis is reported. Two horses were presented with a 1- to 2-week history of weight loss. Abdominocentesis revealed highly elevated total nucleated cell...

Author(s)
Cribb, N. C.; Arroyo, L. G.; Bouré, L.
Publisher
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, Ottawa, Canada
Citation
Canadian Veterinary Journal, 2021, 62, 4, pp 397-402
Abstract

Background: Interpreting changes in peritoneal fluid helps clinicians manage colic and other diseases in horses. During abdominal problems in the horse, abdominal fluid characteristics such as color, turbidity, total nucleated and red blood cell counts, cytology, total protein, and l-lactate change ...

Author(s)
Radcliffe, R. M.; Liu, S. Y.; Cook, V. L.; Hurcombe, S. D. A.; Divers, T. J.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2022, 32, s1, pp 81-96
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical features, diagnostic methods, treatments, and outcomes associated with ingested wire foreign bodies in the abdomen of horses. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: 16 client-owned horses with ingested wire in their abdomens that were evaluated at a veterinary...

Author(s)
Marley, L. K.; Soffler, C.; Hackett, E. S.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2018, 253, 6, pp 781-787
Abstract

Background: Abdominocentesis is commonly used to evaluate the abdominal cavity of the horse. This technique provides valuable diagnostic information as well as the means to monitor patients with abdominal diseases being managed medically and to determine their need for surgical management....

Author(s)
Radcliffe, R. M.; Hill, J. A.; Liu, S. Y.; Cook, V. L.; Hurco, S. D. A.; Divers, T. J.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2022, 32, s1, pp 72-80
Abstract

Surgical site infection of abdominal incisions is an important complication after laparotomy with increased risk of incisional hernia formation in horses. This study aims to evaluate the healing process of abdominal incisions and correlate peritonitis with the occurrence of surgical site infection...

Author(s)
Dória, R. G. S.; Freitas, S. H.; Laskoski, L. M.; Arruda, L. P.; Shimano, A. C.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2020, 87,
AbstractFull Text

Although most horses and foals with colic respond to medications, the early identification of horses with colic obstruction is essential. The goal should be to medically manage the majority of horses/foals without delaying surgery on strangled horses, thereby maximising the probability of simple...

Author(s)
Southwood, L. L.
Publisher
American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), Lexington, USA
Citation
Proceedings of the 66th Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, December 2020 (online), 2020, pp 88-96
AbstractFull Text

The study described a spontaneous clinical case of peritonitis and pericarditis in a mare showing moder-ate colic pain. Auscultation of the heart was indicative of pericardial involvement. Clinical examination re-vealed fever, hemorrhagic changes in the visible mucous membranes, rapid heart rate...

Author(s)
Sabev, S.; Nikolova, M.
Publisher
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria
Citation
Tradition and Modernity in Veterinary Medicine, 2022, 7, 1, pp 112-116
Abstract

The quality of evidence in equids is insufficient to direct clinical practice aside from the following: The use of antiseptic solution to lavage the abdomen causes inflammation and is detrimental to the patient. For peritonitis caused by Actinobacillus equuli, treatment with antibiotics alone may...

Author(s)
Smith, S. S.
Publisher
RCVS Knowledge, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Evidence, 2017, 2, 4, pp 135
AbstractFull Text

The ingestion of sharp foreign bodies that cause penetrating wounds to the gut and surrounding structures and its consequences are not often seen in equine medicine. When animals ingest these objects, they tend to have colic episodes and peritonitis, as well as to be prone to abscess formation. The ...

Author(s)
Góss, G. C.; Duarte, C. A.; Rodrigues, C. M.; Pozzobon, R.; Trost, M. E.; Brandolt, I. M. da C.
Publisher
Fakultet Veterinarske Medicine, Univerziteta u Beogradu, Beograd, Serbia
Citation
Acta Veterinaria (Beograd), 2019, 69, 2, pp 237-243
Abstract

This case report describes an unusual case of anaerobic peritonitis in a 2-year-old horse following castration. The horse was evaluated 2 weeks following castration for signs of acute, severe abdominal pain and swelling surrounding a previous castration site. Physical examination revealed marked...

Author(s)
Shearer, T. R.; Smith, A. D.; Freeman, D. E.; Regan, S. A.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Education, 2017, 29, 6, pp 310-313

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