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Repair of a diaphragmatic hernia in a horse
  1. FW Hill,
  2. DC Knottenbelt and
  3. K van Laeren


One month after falling heavily a four-year-old horse developed acute colic while being exercised. A tentative diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia was reached on the basis of the clinical findings and confirmed at laparotomy. The defect was repaired and the horse made an uneventful recovery.

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