Small colon obstruction by an ovarian pedicle as an acquired condition in a foal




This report describes the clinical course and the surgical findings in a 7-day-old foal referred for signs of abdominal pain. The foal underwent abdominal celiotomy due to the degree of pain unresponsive to medical treatment and, upon exploration, an ovarian pedicle was found to be wrapped around the small colon. The lesion was corrected, the foal recovered well from anaesthesia, and a 4 month follow-up revealed no other signs of abdominal pain or complications.