Korean Journal of Veterinary Research 2005;45(4):601-606.
Rupture of a large colon associated with sand impaction in a Thoroughbred horse
Jae-Hyuk Yang1, Young-Jin Yang1, Ja-Ho Moon1, Han-Nah Kim2, Kyu-Kye Hwang2, Yoon-Kyu Lim2
1Jeju Stud Farm & Training Center, Korea Racing Association
2Department of Veterinary Medicine, Cheju National University
Thoroughbred 말에서 sand impaction과 연관된 대결장 파열 1례
양재혁1, 양영진1, 문자호1, 김한나2, 황규계2, 임윤규2
1한국마사회 제주경주마목장
2제주대학교 수의학과
The disease causing colic is the greatest cause of death in the domestic horse population today and accidental deaths as a result of colic leads to decreased productivity and economic losses in the horse breeding industry. Large colon impaction is the most common cause of colic in horses. Horses may ingest sand either by eating from the ground in sandy locations, or because of its inclusion in hay. In certain areas sand impaction is relatively common. The horse (4 year, female) presented with abdominal pain, which was charactered by willing to lie down, pawing, and looking at flank. A month later, the horse died suddenly at sand paddock. Post-mortem examination revealed the sand impaction as a lot of feces, sand and gravels in the right dorsal colon. In addition, there was necrosis and debilitation in mucosal lining of the large colon and rupture site on the right dorsal colon. The purpose of this article is to review sand impaction and emergencies in Thoroughbred horses.
Key Words: horse, rupture of a large colon, sand impaction, Thoroughbred

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