Surgical removal of enterolith in a horse at field level
Bharathesree R, Jeyakumar M and Saravanan R
The present study evaluated the case of colic in 4 year old mare for acute abdominal pain unresponsive to medical treatment. The mare was exhibiting signs of abdominal pain. The mare had not defecated in the previous 3 days and abdominal distension was present. Based on clinical signs, gastrointestinal obstruction was suspected. Midline exploratory celiotomy revealed an enterolith of approximately 250g concrete typed hard mass (Phytoconglobates) in the large colon and it was removed. The day after surgery, intestinal sounds were detectable; the mare defecated and had good appetite during the 3months of follow up.