Atypical presentation of caecal perforation in two horses

  title={Atypical presentation of caecal perforation in two horses},
  author={Sarah Nyssa Gray and Julie E. Dechant and Sawsan Z Yamout and Dustin V Devine and Mike J. Schoonover},
Summary This case report describes retroperitoneal and subserosal emphysema as the primary indication of a caecal perforation associated with an episode of colic. Feed contamination was not noted on repeated peritoneal fluid samples or within the peritoneal cavity at the time of surgery; however, subserosal and retroperitoneal emphysema at the base of the caecum was identified during surgical exploration, which later corresponded to retroperitoneal caecal perforation at necropsy examination. 

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