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Titolo:
Abdominal radiography in monitoring the resolution of sand accumulations from the large colon of horses treated medically
Autore:
Ruohoniemi, M; Kaikkonen, R; Raekallio, M; Luukkanen, L;
Indirizzi:
Univ Helsinki, Fac Vet Med, Dept Clin Vet Sci, FIN-00014 Helsinki, FinlandUniv Helsinki Helsinki Finland FIN-00014 ci, FIN-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Titolo Testata:
EQUINE VETERINARY JOURNAL
fascicolo: 1, volume: 33, anno: 2001,
pagine: 59 - 64
SICI:
0425-1644(200101)33:1<59:ARIMTR>2.0.ZU;2-E
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS; SURGICAL-TREATMENT; FOAL; DIAGNOSIS; DIARRHEA; TRACT;
Keywords:
horse; radiograph; abdomen; sand colic; diarrhoea; enteropathy;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
21
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Ruohoniemi, M Univ Helsinki, Fac Vet Med, Dept Clin Vet Sci, POB 57, FIN-00014 Helsinki,Finland Univ Helsinki POB 57 Helsinki Finland FIN-00014 nki,Finland
Citazione:
M. Ruohoniemi et al., "Abdominal radiography in monitoring the resolution of sand accumulations from the large colon of horses treated medically", EQUINE V J, 33(1), 2001, pp. 59-64

Abstract

This retrospective study consisted of 14 horses (age 6 weeks-12 years) with radiographically evident sand accumulations cranioventrally in the abdomen and clinical signs suggestive of sand enteropathy, The horses were treated medically and resolution of sand was monitored radiographically, Routine treatment consisted of psyllium mucilloid, combined with magnesium sulphateand/or mineral oilif needed. Initially, the number, size and shape of the sand accumulations showed large variation and the response to therapy was not predictable based on the initial appearance of the accumulation. In 2 foals, some of the sand was passed and the rest was mixed with other intestinal contents within 2-4 days. Even large accumulations disappeared in 2-4 days with psyllium alone or combined with mineral oil in 4 horses. In another4 horses, the size of the accumulations decreased but varying amounts remained approximately at the same site, despite treatment for 1-4 weeks, and all these horses also had either gastric or large colon impaction, Three horses had a limited response to psyllium treatment, but the accumulation resolved with repeated doses of magnesium sulphate, with or without mineral oil. One horse did not respond to prolonged laxative treatment but the accumulation resolved on pasture. Clinical improvement was not necessarily relatedto the resolution of sand. Radiography of the cranioventral abdomen was found to be a useful means for monitoring the resolution of sand and confirming the effect of medical treatment in removing sand from the large colon inthe horse.

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