Factors for prognostic use in equine obstructive small intestinal disease.

@article{Allen1986FactorsFP,
  title={Factors for prognostic use in equine obstructive small intestinal disease.},
  author={D. N. DE G. Allen and Nathaniel A. White and David E. Tyler},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1986},
  volume={189 7},
  pages={777-80}
}
Twenty horses with small intestinal obstructions requiring surgery were evaluated prospectively. Ten horses lived (group 1) and 10 died (group 2). Eight of the horses in group 1 had simple obstruction and 7 of the horses in group 2 had strangulation obstruction. There was a significant difference (P less than 0.001) between the mean intraluminal hydrostatic pressure in horses of groups 1 and 2 (6.3 cm H2O and 15 cm H2O, respectively). The mean peritoneal fluid protein concentration in horses of… CONTINUE READING