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Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)

Colic in horses due to torsion of intestine

Author(s):
Y Ravikumar, B Ashok Kumar Reddy, M Lakshmi Namratha, G Ramesh, Bhandurge Mahesh and M Lakshman
Abstract:
Colic is a frequent and important cause of death in horses and donkeys to these species of animals. The predominant reasons for death were stomach rupture, strangulating lesions or enteritis. Colic due to torsion of intestine was investigated during routine necropsy examination of horses conducted over a period of one year. A total of 15 horses were necropsied out of 15, five horses were dead due to torsion of intestine at jejuna region. At torsion place there was severe congestion with haemorrhages, area become intense bright red in colour. There was severe congestion of liver, spleen, kidneys, lungs and heart. Torsion of intestine leads to complete blockage of the intestine and also blood supply at the region lead to necrosis. It is the most lethal forms of Colic. Complete obstruction causing severe in tolerable pain and shock due to intestinal infarction and bacterial toxins that pass into the blood stream.
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How to cite this article:
Y Ravikumar, B Ashok Kumar Reddy, M Lakshmi Namratha, G Ramesh, Bhandurge Mahesh, M Lakshman. Colic in horses due to torsion of intestine. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(2):572-573.

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