Case Report

Ileal hypertrophy and associated true diverticulum as a cause of colic in a horse

Arnold T. Mahne, Driene Janse van Rensburg, Michael Hewetson
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 88 | a1439 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v88i0.1439 | © 2017 Arnold T. Mahne, Driene Janse van Rensburg, Michael Hewetson | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 26 May 2017

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Arnold T. Mahne, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Driene Janse van Rensburg, Department of Paraclinical Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Michael Hewetson, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

A 4-year-old Thoroughbred gelding underwent an explorative celiotomy for a suspected small intestinal obstruction. During surgery, an impacted diverticulum of the ileum was suspected, necessitating a jejunocaecostomy. The owner opted for euthanasia. On post-mortem examination and histopathology, a true diverticulum on the mesenteric side of the ileum, with ileal hypertrophy, was diagnosed.

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horse; colic; ileal hypertrophy; diverticulum

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