Objective— To report inguinal herniation of the ascending colon in a Standardbred colt.
Study Design— Case report.
Animals— A 6-month-old Standardbred colt.
Methods— The colt underwent surgical exploration of the hernia with large colon resection and anastomosis.
Results— A successful large colon resection and anastomosis was completed, however, the colt was euthanatized at the end of surgery upon owner request.
Conclusions and Clinical Relevance— Although uncommon, indirect inguinal herniation of the ascending colon can occur in young horses.