RARE INTESTINAL MALFORMATION (DIVERTICULUM CONFLUENS) IN A HORSE
Pubblicato su EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL (2000) 32 (4) 351-353
A male, 11-year-old, Trakhener dressage horse, whose history was known only for the last year, was necropsised at Istituto di Anatomia patologica veterinaria e Patologia aviare of Milan. The animal had shown recurrent colic incidents. During a severe colic episode, severe abdominal pain (unresponsive to analgesics), absence of normal intestinal borborygmi and peristaltic activity and extreme distension of small intestinal loops, at rectal examination, suggested the presence of a mechanical obstruction of small intestine and, therefore, laparotomy was performed. During laparotomy a complicated internal hernia was discovered, the horse was subjected to euthanasia and, after 2 days, submitted for a complete necropsy …..