Autosuture repair of a jejunoileal inguinal herniation in a horse

Robert D. Welch, Michael F. Clem, Richard M. DeBowes

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An American Saddlebred stallion presented for an acute abdomen which was non-responsive to medical therapy. Physical and laboratory evaluation suggested a tentative diagnosis of small intestine incarceration within the inguinal ring. The use of the TA-90 and GIA-50 autosuture devices in performing a jejunocecostomy in the horse is described. These stapling devices greatly reduced the operative time required in performing intestinal resection and anastamosis compared to hand suture techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Equine Veterinary Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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  • Equine

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