Surgical Treatment of Sand Colic Results in 40 Horses

CLAUDE A. RAGLE, Dennis Meagher, CHARLOTTE A. LACROIX, CLIFFORD M. HONNAS

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Abstract

A retrospective study of 40 horses that underwent surgical treatment for sand colic was performed. Three horses were euthanatized and one died during surgery. Of the 36 horses that recovered from anesthesia, five died before discharge from the hospital and seven died after discharge. Twenty‐four horses survived at least 12 months. Sand impaction of the right dorsal colon was present in 26 horses. In addition to sand impaction, 10 horses also had colonic displacement or volvulus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Surgery
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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RAGLE, CLAUDE. A., Meagher, D., LACROIX, CHARLOTTE. A., & HONNAS, CLIFFORD. M. (1989). Surgical Treatment of Sand Colic Results in 40 Horses. Veterinary Surgery, 18(1), 48-51. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-950X.1989.tb01042.x