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Caecal intussusception in two ponies
  1. EM Milne,
  2. DM Pogson,
  3. RW Else and
  4. AC Rowland
  1. Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, Royal School of Veterinary Studies, Roslin, Midlothian.


One case of caecocaecal intussusception (case 1) and one case of caecocolic intussusception (case 2) in ponies are described. Case 1 showed mild abdominal discomfort for seven days followed by sudden death whereas case 2 showed continuous moderate pain for three weeks. At post mortem examination, case 1 showed intussusception of the base of the caecum into the body whereas in case 2, the entire caecum had invaginated into the right ventral colon. Histopathological examination showed that the lesions in both animals had been present for a long time.

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