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Clinical problems related to intestinal sand accumulation in horses are common in certain geographic areas, but the clinical signs appear nonspecific and the course of the accumulation remains somewhat obscure. This study examined the association between the presence and size of intestinal sand...

Author(s)
Niinistö, K. E.; Määttä, M. A.; Ruohoniemi, M. O.; Paulaniemi, M.; Raekallio, M. R.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 2019, 80, pp 10-15
Abstract

Gastrointestinal sand accumulation is a common cause of equine colic, especially in regions with sandy soil and little grass growth, with a reported incidence of up to 5% in all cases of colic. The risk of sand accumulating in the horses GIT is also increased by feeding horses off the ground or...

Author(s)
Loschelder, J.; Gehlen, H.
Publisher
Hippiatrika Verlag GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany
Citation
Pferdeheilkunde, 2017, 33, 6, pp 591-596
Abstract

Enteropathy associated with sand accumulation in the large colon of horses has been reported worldwide. Intestinal sand accumulations are commonly treated medically, but randomised controlled clinical trials on horses are scarce. This prospective study evaluated the efficacy of an enterally...

Author(s)
Niinistö, K. E.; Ruohoniemi, M. O.; Freccero, F.; Raekallio, M. R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2018, 238, pp 22-26
Abstract

Objective: To determine the influence of radiographic quantification of sand accumulation on the medical versus surgical management of large colon sand accumulations. To compare short- and long-term outcomes and complications associated with medical and surgical management of these horses. Study...

Author(s)
Kilcoyne, I.; Dechant, J. E.; Spier, S. J.; Spriet, M.; Nieto, J. E.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Veterinary Surgery, 2017, 46, 6, pp 860-867
Abstract

This retrospective case series describes sand-enteropathy in 35 cases presented at the Institut Suisse de médecine équine (ISME) of the University of Bern since 2004 and up to July 2016. Horses and ponies were referred due to colic or abdominal discomfort. Impaction due to sand has increasingly...

Author(s)
Graubner, C.; Waschk, M.; Aepli, H.; Stauffer, S.; Gerber, V.
Publisher
Hippiatrika Verlag GmbH, Baden-Baden, Germany
Citation
Pferdeheilkunde, 2017, 33, 1, pp 37-42
Abstract

Reasons for performing study: Medical management of sand enteropathy is common in equine practice, but the clinical features and outcomes associated with medically managed sand enteropathy are not well described. Objectives: To review clinical features, therapeutic approaches and outcomes...

Author(s)
Hart, K. A.; Linnenkohl, W.; Mayer, J. R.; House, A. M.; Gold, J. R.; Giguère, S.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Journal, 2013, 45, 4, pp 465-469
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Background: Ingestion of geosediment (further referred as sand) may cause weight loss, diarrhea and acute or recurrent colic in horses. Our aim was to compare the efficacy of three treatment protocols in clearing colonic sand accumulations in clinical patients. This retrospective clinical study...

Author(s)
Kaikkonen, R.; Niinistö, K.; Lindholm, T.; Raekallio, M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 2016, 58, 73, pp (12 October 2016)
Abstract

Although diagnosis and treatment of horses with colic have improved in the last 30 years, horses with recurrent colic can be a diagnostic and management challenge for both owners and veterinarians, and colic remains a high priority health concern of owners (Mellor et al. ). Nutritional management...

Author(s)
House, A. M.; Warren, L. K.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Equine Veterinary Education, 2016, 28, 3, pp 167-172
AbstractFull Text

Colic is a frequent syndrome in horses, being basically a manifestation of the discomfort that can range from a dull ache to an excruciating pain that often ends with death. Causes can be multiple: digestive, neuronal, psychological, urinary, muscular, vascular and correlated with various...

Author(s)
Cristina, R. T.; Marcu-Gurban, A.
Publisher
Romanian National Association of the Veterinary Products Manufacturers, Bucharest, Romania
Citation
Medicamentul Veterinar / Veterinary Drug, 2013, 7, 1, pp 31-61
AbstractFull Text

Background: Ingestion of sand can cause colic, diarrhoea and weight loss in horses, but these signs are unspecific and can have many other causes. The amount of sand that induces disease may vary between individuals. To avoid over-diagnosing, it is important to determine the amount of sand that can ...

Author(s)
Kendall, A.; Ley, C.; Egenvall, A.; Bröjer, J.
Publisher
Danske Dyrlægeforening, Koøbenhavn, Denmark
Citation
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 2008, 50, 17, pp (13 June 2008)

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