[Intrathoracic esophageal perforation of unknown cause in four horses] Intrathorakale Oesophagusperforation ungeklärter Genese bei vier Pferden

Graubner, Claudia; Gerber, Vinzenz; Imhasly, Alexandra; Gorgas, Daniela; Koch, Christoph (2011). [Intrathoracic esophageal perforation of unknown cause in four horses] Intrathorakale Oesophagusperforation ungeklärter Genese bei vier Pferden. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 153(10), pp. 468-72. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0036-7281/a000250

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Three horses (age 17 - 23 years) were referred to the equine clinic of the University of Berne due to colic, fever, tachycardia and tachypnea. All horses showed pleural effusion. Clinical findings in 2 of the horses were highly suggestive of an intra-thoracic esophageal perforation. Severe septic pleuropneumonia without suspicion of an esophageal lesion was diagnosed in the 3rd horse. In addition, an 11 year old stallion was referred to the equine clinic for treatment of a presumptive large colon impaction. The horse was given laxatives after nasogastric intubation. Subsequent dramatic clinical deterioration and signs consistent with severe pleuropneumonia suggest that esophageal perforation had occurred when passing the nasogastric tube. All 4 horses were euthanized due to a poor prognosis. Esophageal perforation was diagnosed or confirmed post mortem in all cases. A hypertrophy of the tunica muscularis of the intra-thoracic esophagus was found in 3 of 4 horses.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DKV - Clinical Radiology
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > Equine Clinic
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV)

UniBE Contributor:

Graubner, Claudia; Gerber, Vinzenz; Imhasly, Alexandra; Schweizer, Daniela Esther and Koch, Christoph

Subjects:

600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:31

Last Modified:

01 Nov 2017 12:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0036-7281/a000250

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.12026

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/12026 (FactScience: 218299)

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