Equine colic due to gastric impaction in a thoroughbred mare

Choez A. Katherine, Sandoval M. Rocío, Ruiz G. Luis, Delgado C. Alfredo

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Abstract

This paper describes a case of colic that ended in death due to gastric impaction occurred to a mare of 12 years of age. This case was triggered by the accidental and voracious consumption of concentrate feed intended for alpacas during a failure of supervision by staff. The clinical picture was characterized by severe depression, severe abdominal pain, lateral decubitus and inability to rise, with a rapid course and poor prognosis which turned fatal. Gross lesions included severe stomach distension, which was impacted with plenty content partially digested, fibrous and dry, with mucosal ulcerations and presence of serous exudate in the abdominal cavity.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)455-460
Number of pages6
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
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StatePublished - 1 Apr 2017

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