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Successful treatment of traumatic oesophageal rupture with severe cellulitis in a mare
  1. DP Lunn and
  2. JE Peel

Abstract

A five-year-old standardbred mare suffered a cervical oesophageal rupture subsequent to a kick. Marked cellulitis and extensive soft tissue damage resulted. Treatment consisted of creating an oesophageal fistula, local debridement and systemic antibiotics. The mare made a long but successful recovery. Treatment of oesophageal rupture in the horse is discussed.

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