Equine Colic Types

Infarctions and intussusceptions

Infarctions

Infarctions are the rarest form of colic but are often life threatening as the damage may be multifocal, severe and/or not resectable.

 

Intussusceptions

Intussusceptions typically occur with motility disorders (diarrhea, parasites) and with changes in the intestinal wall (neoplasia or granulomas). Brown Swiss are predisposed to intussusceptions.

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Large Animal Surgery - Supplemental Notes by Erin Malone, DVM, PhD; Elaine Norton, DVM PhD; Erica Dobbs, DVM; and Ashley Ezzo, DVM is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.