Therapy resistant septic enteritis due to a jejunal malformation in a 5-day-old Thoroughbred colt. Academic Article uri icon


  • A 5-day-old Thoroughbred colt was presented with profuse watery diarrhea, hypovolemic shock, and a patent urachus. Despite intensive medical therapy, the colt was euthanized 15 d later due to poor clinical response. Necropsy revealed a small intestinal structural abnormality that formed a closed jejunal ring. Although rare, intestinal malformations should be considered in neonatal foals with clinical signs resembling enteritis.

published proceedings

  • Can Vet J

author list (cited authors)

  • Staempfli, S. A., Saied, A., Wakamatsu, N., Serra, V., & Eades, S. C.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Staempfli, Simon A||Saied, Ahmad||Wakamatsu, Nobuko||Serra, Verna||Eades, Susan C

publication date

  • February 2011