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Surgical colic in racing endurance horses
Article first published online: 17 JAN 2012
© 2012 EVJ Ltd
Equine Veterinary Education
Volume 24, Issue 4, pages 193–199, April 2012
How to Cite
Alexander, G. R. and Haines, G. R. (2012), Surgical colic in racing endurance horses. Equine Veterinary Education, 24: 193–199. doi: 10.1111/j.2042-3292.2011.00360.x
- Issue published online: 14 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 17 JAN 2012
- endurance racing;
- small intestine;
A retrospective study was performed of horses that developed colic during endurance racing, and subsequently required surgery. Fifteen horses met the inclusion criteria, of which 13 (87%) had small intestinal volvulus. Nine of the 15 horses (60%) had a small intestinal resection and anastomosis performed. Post operative ileus, particularly in those horses that had a resection performed, was a common complication. Eleven of the 15 (73%) survived, and 4 (27%) have since raced.