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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


ISSN/ISBN: 0003-1488
PMID: 885772
Accession: 000378918

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.

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