Colic Surgery and Intestinal Lubricants (AAEP 2010)

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Colicky horses that undergo exploratory surgery and are ultimately diagnosed with an ileal impaction appear to benefit from a single injection of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) into the ileum to resolve the problem, according to veterinarians from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine. "Impactions of the ileum, the last part of the small intestine, are a relatively common occurrence in

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