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Strangulation of the small colon by ovarian pedicle in an adult broodmare
  • Kevin Claunch,
  • Parker Wurst,
  • Cari Chisholm
Kevin Claunch
Weems & Stephens Equine Hospital

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Parker Wurst
Weems & Stephens Equine Hospital
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Cari Chisholm
Weems & Stephens Equine Hospital
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A 17-year-old Quarter Horse broodmare was taken to surgery for signs of colic unresponsive to medical management. The small colon was strangulated by a pendulous ovarian pedicle. The strangulation was freed, and the affected ovary was removed. The mare developed signs of a small colon obstruction 4 days after surgery. The mare was euthanized 6 days after surgery for signs of a GI rupture. A post-mortem examination revealed necrosis of the affected portion of small colon.
03 Nov 2023Submitted to Equine Veterinary Education
06 Nov 2023Assigned to Editor
06 Nov 2023Submission Checks Completed
08 Nov 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
17 Feb 2024Reviewer(s) Assigned