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Nutritional management in a horse after caecocolic intussusception with a large partial typhlectomy

Wendy Wambacq (UGent) , Ellen Paulussen (UGent) , Laurence Lefère (UGent) , Thomas van Bergen (UGent) and Myriam Hesta (UGent)
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A 17-year-old Haflinger gelding was referred to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for evaluation and treatment of acute colic. Clinical examination resulted in a presumptive diagnosis of caecocolic intussusception, which was confirmed by exploratory laparotomy. Due to severe compromise of the caecal apex wall, a partial typhlectomy was performed. Information about optimal nutritional management of typhlectomised horses is unfortunately rather limited. While immediate postsurgical support focuses on maintaining current bodyweight, the long-term goal is to obtain and maintain an optimal body condition score. In this case, postoperative nutritional support focused initially on a low-bulk diet that would be primarily digested in the small intestine, while providing sufficient fibre to provide colonocytes with an energy source. One month after surgery, a slow transition towards a more traditional diet containing long-stem roughage was made. This is the first case report describing a detailed successful nutritional approach up until six months postoperatively.
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typhlectomy, Nutrition, caecocolic intussusception, horse

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Wambacq, Wendy, Ellen Paulussen, Laurence Lefère, Thomas van Bergen, and Myriam Hesta. 2016. “Nutritional Management in a Horse After Caecocolic Intussusception with a Large Partial Typhlectomy.” Veterinary Record Case Reports 4 (1).
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Wambacq, W., Paulussen, E., Lefère, L., van Bergen, T., & Hesta, M. (2016). Nutritional management in a horse after caecocolic intussusception with a large partial typhlectomy. VETERINARY RECORD CASE REPORTS, 4(1).
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Wambacq W, Paulussen E, Lefère L, van Bergen T, Hesta M. Nutritional management in a horse after caecocolic intussusception with a large partial typhlectomy. VETERINARY RECORD CASE REPORTS. 2016;4(1).
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Wambacq, Wendy, Ellen Paulussen, Laurence Lefère, et al. “Nutritional Management in a Horse After Caecocolic Intussusception with a Large Partial Typhlectomy.” VETERINARY RECORD CASE REPORTS 4.1 (2016): n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {A 17-year-old Haflinger gelding was referred to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for evaluation and treatment of acute colic. Clinical examination resulted in a presumptive diagnosis of caecocolic intussusception, which was confirmed by exploratory laparotomy. Due to severe compromise of the caecal apex wall, a partial typhlectomy was performed. Information about optimal nutritional management of typhlectomised horses is unfortunately rather limited. While immediate
postsurgical support focuses on maintaining current bodyweight, the long-term goal is to obtain and maintain an optimal body condition score. In this case, postoperative nutritional support focused initially on a low-bulk diet that would be primarily digested in the small intestine, while providing sufficient fibre to provide colonocytes with an energy source. One month after surgery, a slow transition towards a more
traditional diet containing long-stem roughage was made. This is the first case report describing a detailed successful nutritional approach up until six months postoperatively.},
  articleno    = {e000307},
  author       = {Wambacq, Wendy and Paulussen, Ellen and Lefère, Laurence and van Bergen, Thomas and Hesta, Myriam},
  issn         = {2052-6121},
  journal      = {VETERINARY RECORD CASE REPORTS},
  keywords     = {typhlectomy,Nutrition,caecocolic intussusception,horse},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {5},
  title        = {Nutritional management in a horse after caecocolic intussusception with a large partial typhlectomy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vetreccr-2016-000307},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2016},
}

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