Equine Oral, Esophageal and Rectal disorders

Perirectal and rectal disorders

Perirectal abscesses are not common and may be secondary to trauma or lymph node disorders.

Rectal atresia is considered heritable. Rectal tumors are common in gray horses (melanomas).

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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.