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Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 1997 Aug;13(2):415-35.

Current concepts in management of abdominal adhesions.

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Department of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA.


Adhesions are an important complication after abdominal surgery in horses and foals, especially after small intestinal resection and anastomosis. Prevention therapies used in horses have included nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics, heparin, dimethyl sulfoxide, carboxymethylcellulose, and meticulous surgical technique; however, the ideal surgical technique and prevention therapy has not been determined. Further, treatment of abdominal adhesions has a poor prognosis, emphasizing the need for improvements in prevention methods.

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