Segmental ischemic necrosis of the small intestine in two postparturient mares. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Two mares developed segmental ischemic necrosis of the small intestine after parturition. In one mare, the mesentery of the small intestine apparently tore during parturition, after which necrosis developed in a 52-cm segment of the distal portion of jejunum. In the other mare, a 52-cm segment of the proximal portion of ileum tore during parturition. Three weeks later, a 40-cm segment of the distal portion of jejunum became incarcerated in the mesenteric rent and twisted 360 degrees on its mesentery. Both mares recovered after resection of affected intestine and are functioning as broodmares.

author list (cited authors)

  • Zamos, D. T., Ford, T. S., Cohen, N. D., & Crossland, L. E.

citation count

  • 19

publication date

  • January 1993