Long‐term prognosis of gastrojejunostomy in foals with gastric outflow obstruction: 16 cases (2001–2006) Academic Article uri icon


  • REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: It has been suggested that the success of gastric bypass surgery in foals for the treatment of gastric outflow obstruction is poor. However, few reports exist evaluating the long-term prognosis of these cases. OBJECTIVES: To determine the long-term success of foals, including racing records, surgically treated for gastric outflow obstruction secondary to gastroduodenal ulceration. METHODS: Medical records of foals undergoing surgical treatment of gastric outflow obstruction secondary to gastroduodenal ulceration were evaluated for clinical information. Owners, trainers and race records were evaluated regarding long-term survival and racing success. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Sixteen foals were included in the study, all treated with a gastrojejunostomy. All foals survived to immediate discharge from the hospital; 8 survived to racing age, with 7 of those entering training and 3 actually racing. Foals that did not survive to racing age had various post operative complications. The success rate for these foals appears somewhat better than that previously reported. POTENTIAL RELEVANCE: Gastrojejunostomy for the treatment of gastric outflow obstruction, secondary to gastric ulceration, is a valid treatment option for foals.

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  • 0.85

author list (cited authors)

  • COLEMAN, M. C., SLOVIS, N. M., & HUNT, R. J.

citation count

  • 17

complete list of authors

  • Coleman, MC||Slovis, NM||Hunt, RJ

publication date

  • September 2009