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Inguinal Herniation of the Ascending Colon in a 6-month-old Standardbred Colt

Authors

  • EMILY ROBINSON BSc, DVM,

    1. Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
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  • JAMES L. CARMALT MA, VetMB, MVetSc, Diplomate ABVP & ACVS

    1. Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
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Corresponding author: Dr. James Carmalt, MA, VetMB, MVetSc, Diplomate ABVP & ACVS, Western College of Veterinary Medicine – Large Animal Clinical Sciences, 52 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N5B4. E-mail: carmalt_vet@hotmail.com

Abstract

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.

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