Atypical presentation of caecal perforation in two horses
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2013
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Equine Veterinary Education
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Gray, S. N., Dechant, J. E., Yamout, S., Devine, D. V. and Schoonover, M. J. (2013), Atypical presentation of caecal perforation in two horses. Equine Veterinary Education. doi: 10.1111/eve.12043
- Article first published online: 24 MAY 2013
This case report describes retroperitoneal and subserosal emphysema as the primary indication of a caecal perforation associated with an episode of colic. Feed contamination was not noted on repeated peritoneal fluid samples or within the peritoneal cavity at the time of surgery; however, subserosal and retroperitoneal emphysema at the base of the caecum was identified during surgical exploration, which later corresponded to retroperitoneal caecal perforation at necropsy examination.