Flashcards in Glass Horse CAL Deck (12)
What happens proximal to an obstructive colic in the horse?
What is tympany?
Dilation of the caecum or colon
How might a strangulating obstruction occur?
Intestine trapped - e.g. tear in mesentary. Or intestine may twist so much it causes an obstruction.
Will become oedemaous and ischaemic
How does peritonitis often occur?
secondarily to strangulated or severely inflamed intestines. It results in WBC movement into peritoneal cavity.
How often should abdominal sounds be heard in horses?
may hear longer/gurgling sounds over caecum
What would pings indicate in the following instances:
a)right paralumbar fossa
b)left paralumbar fossa
a) caecal distension
b) large colon distension
What are horses with colic prone to developing?
Where is paracentecis performed?
Lowest part of he abdomen. Either on the midline or slightly to the right.
Outline the proceduce for paracentecis.
Clip hair and prep site. Inject local aneasthetic Use 15 scalpel blade to incise the skin and part way through linea alba. Incert blunt canula through linea alba into peritoneal cavity. Collect fluid in sterile EDTA tube
What be the cause of a horse with modified transudate peritoneal fluid?
This may be due to an obstruction that has lasted a long time.
What might be the cause of a cloudy peritoneal fluid?
Peritonitis secondary to an infection.