Cecal Impaction: Surgery Can Make a Difference

Horses with life-threatening cecal impactions only have a fair prognosis after surgery, but those that survive to discharge have a good prognosis, reported a group of veterinarians led by Lewis C.R. Smith, BVetMed, CertES(Orth), MRCVS, from Rossdales Equine Hospital in the United Kingdom. Cecal impactions are not particularly common--they represent only 5% of all large intestinal

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