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Treatment of irreducible caecocolic intussusception in horses by jejuno(ileo)colostomy
  1. B. H. S. Boussauw, DVM1,
  2. R. Domingo, DVM1,
  3. H. Wilderjans, DVM,DiplECVS1 and
  4. T. Picavet, DVM1
  1. 1 Dierenkliniek de Bosdreef, Spelonckvaart 46, B-9180 Moerbeke-Waas, Belgium
  1. Urbanizacio Los Lagos, Parcela nø 113 Bajo, 46230 Alginet (Valencia), Spain


Six of eight horses with caecocolic intussusception were treated successfully by jejuno- or ileocolostomy. The other two horses were euthanased during surgery. Four of the six horses survived long term, but two died within two-and-a-half months, of problems related to the surgery. Compared with other techniques for treating caecocolic intussusception, jejuno- or ileocolostomy reduces surgical time and decreases the risk of abdominal contamination.

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