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Caecocaecal and caecocolic intussusceptions associated with larval cyathostomosis in four young horses

Mair, T.S., Sutton, D.G., and Love, S. (2000) Caecocaecal and caecocolic intussusceptions associated with larval cyathostomosis in four young horses. Equine Veterinary Journal (32). pp. 77-80. ISSN 0425-1644

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Abstract

This report describes the clinical and pathological features of 4 horses affected by caecocaecal or caecocolic intussusceptions associated with larval cyathostomiasis. In each case, there was clinical and/or pathological evidence of concurrent larval cyathostomosis. They all demonstrated variable signs including diarrhoea, pyrexia, weight loss and subcutaneous oedema and cyathostome larvae were identified in the faeces of 3 of the horses. These cases highlight the need to consider caecal intussusceptions as a possible complication in horses affected by larval cyathostomosis, especially where signs of abdominal pain are severe or persistent.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Love, Prof Sandy and Sutton, Dr David
Authors: Mair, T.S., Sutton, D.G., and Love, S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine > Large Animal Clinical Sciences and Public Health
Journal Name:Equine Veterinary Journal
ISSN:0425-1644
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