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Keywords:

  • pancreas;
  • pancreatic adenocarcinoma;
  • laparoscopy;
  • donkey

Summary

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma was diagnosed in a 15-year-old donkey that presented with signs of chronic laminitis, weight loss and chronic colic. An intra-abdominal mass was identified by exploratory laparoscopy, and this was subsequently confirmed to be a pancreatic adenocarcinoma at post mortem examination. Unlike most previously reported cases of pancreatic disease in equids, this donkey had no clinicopathological evidence of an associated hepatopathy.