Surgical stapling for repair of a rectal tear in a horse.
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A grade-4 rectal tear in a mare was successfully repaired per rectum, using a surgical stapling device. The mare had only minor postoperative complications. This technique has some advantages over previously described procedures, but should be reserved for use in selected cases.
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Stewart, R. H., & Robertson, J. T.
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Stewart, RH||Robertson, JT