Catastrophic gastric rupture in a horse secondary to psyllium pharmacobezoars

Thomas C. Bergstrom, R. Russell Sakai, Jorge Nieto

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Abstract

A mare was euthanized because of gastric rupture secondary to complete duodenal obstruction by 2 bezoars located in the pylorus and proximal duodenum. Infrared spectroscopy showed that the bezoars were composed of psyllium. The mare had been receiving treatment with a pelleted psyllium product at 4 times the recommended dosage. Veterinarians should be aware that treatment of colic in horses with pelleted psyllium products could be associated with gastric impaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Veterinary Journal
Volume59
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

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Catastrophic gastric rupture in a horse secondary to psyllium pharmacobezoars. / Bergstrom, Thomas C.; Sakai, R. Russell; Nieto, Jorge.

In: Canadian Veterinary Journal, Vol. 59, No. 3, 01.03.2018, p. 249-253.

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Bergstrom, Thomas C. ; Sakai, R. Russell ; Nieto, Jorge. / Catastrophic gastric rupture in a horse secondary to psyllium pharmacobezoars. In: Canadian Veterinary Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 59, No. 3. pp. 249-253.
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