Fibrous foreign body impaction colic in young horses
Boles, C.L.; Kohn, C.W.
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 171(2): 193-195
Of 207 horses with colic seen over a 36-month period, 10 were determined to have impaction colic caused by ingestion of synthetic fencing material (old conveyor belts). In 6 cases, there was history of exposure to rubberized fencing products. All horses affected were around 3 years of age, had signs of mild to moderate abdominal pain and were unresponsive to usual symptomatic therapy.