Complete small colon ablation and fixation of the mesocolon to the internal anal sphincter due to prolapse in a young draft horse

Authors

  • Cristian Mihăiță Crecan University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, dep. of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgery, Calea Manastur 3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Valeria Ciulu-Angelescu University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, dep. of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgery, Calea Manastur 3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Alexandru-Florin Lupșan University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, dep. of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgery, Calea Manastur 3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Denisa Bungărdean University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, dep. of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgery, Calea Manastur 3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Zsofia Daradics University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, dep. of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Calea Manastur 3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Mirela Alexandra Tripon University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, dep. of Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics, Calea Manastur 3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Iancu Adrian Morar University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, dep. of Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics, Calea Manastur 3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Cosmin Petru Peștean University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj Napoca, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, dep. of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgery, Calea Manastur 3-5, Cluj Napoca, Romania

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52331/cvj.v28i3.58

Keywords:

small colon, prolapse, mesocolon, colonic fixation, ablation

Abstract

A two-year-old draft stallion was referred for evaluation of a type IV prolapse. A thorough physical examination followed by blood tests was performed to assess the situation. Following the examination, it was concluded that the protruded small colon was devitalised, measured approximately one and a half meters and mesenteric and vascular injury were present. A standing surgery approach was chosen for the present case, in which the affected tissue was excised and the remaining mesentery was ligated to the internal anal sphincter to decrease pressure during straining in the physiological act of defecation. Six months later, after an uneventful recovery, the stallion was in good health and performing its reproductive duties. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a mesenteric fixation to the internal anal sphincter in a horse. The study confirms that this technique is a feasible method that can be used in the complete ablation of the small colon in prolapses.

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2023-12-30

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“Complete small colon ablation and fixation of the mesocolon to the internal anal sphincter due to prolapse in a young draft horse” (2023) Cluj Veterinary Journal, 28(3), pp. 25–30. doi:10.52331/cvj.v28i3.58.

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