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Urethral and bladder rupture in a neonatal colt with uroperitoneum

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  • C. Castagnetti,

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      Present address: Dipartimento Clinico Veterinario, Via Tolara di Sopra 50, 40064 Ozzano dell'Emilia, Bologna, Italy.

  • J. Mariella,

    1. Veterinary Clinical Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, 40064, Ozzano dell'Emilia, Bologna, Italy; and Scuderia OM, Le Budrie, 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna, Italy.
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  • A. Pirrone,

    1. Veterinary Clinical Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, 40064, Ozzano dell'Emilia, Bologna, Italy; and Scuderia OM, Le Budrie, 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna, Italy.
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  • N. Romagnoli,

    1. Veterinary Clinical Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, 40064, Ozzano dell'Emilia, Bologna, Italy; and Scuderia OM, Le Budrie, 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna, Italy.
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  • F. Pasquali,

    1. Veterinary Clinical Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, 40064, Ozzano dell'Emilia, Bologna, Italy; and Scuderia OM, Le Budrie, 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna, Italy.
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  • F. Parmeggiani,

    1. Veterinary Clinical Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, 40064, Ozzano dell'Emilia, Bologna, Italy; and Scuderia OM, Le Budrie, 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna, Italy.
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  • A. Spadari

    1. Veterinary Clinical Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bologna, 40064, Ozzano dell'Emilia, Bologna, Italy; and Scuderia OM, Le Budrie, 40017 San Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna, Italy.
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Summary

This case report documents uroperitoneum due to bladder and pelvic urethral rupture in a 9 h old Standardbred colt born after severe dystocia. Three surgical procedures were required to manage rupture of the urinary bladder, urethral rupture, and ventral abdominal hernia with evisceration of a loop of jejunum. After 40 days of hospitalisation the colt was discharged without any further complication.

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