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Multifocal eosinophilic enteritis associated with a small intestinal obstruction in a standardbred horse
  1. J. M. Swain, BVSc, MRCVS1,
  2. T. Licka, DrMedVet, MRCVS1,
  3. S. M. Rhind, BVMS, PhD, MRCPath, MRCVS2 and
  4. N. P. H. Hudson, MA, VetMB, PhD, Cert EM (Int Med), DipVetClinStud, MRCVS1
  1. 1 Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies
  2. 2 Department of Veterinary Pathology, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Veterinary Centre, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9RG


A seven-year-old standardbred gelding developed marked signs of colic associated with an acute small intestinal obstruction. Surgical exploration revealed three intramural, circumferential constricting lesions in the small intestine, the two most severe of which were in the jejunum and were resected. The horse was euthanased owing to postoperative complications. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of idiopathic multifocal eosinophilic enteritis.

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