Surgical stapling for repair of a rectal tear in a horse. Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • J Am Vet Med Assoc

author list (cited authors)

  • Stewart, R. H., & Robertson, J. T.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Stewart, RH||Robertson, JT

publication date

  • September 1990