Gastric rupture in horses: 50 cases (1979-1987).

  title={Gastric rupture in horses: 50 cases (1979-1987).},
  author={Mary Lou Kiper and Josie Traub-Dargatz and C. Robinette Curtis},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  volume={196 2},
A computer-based search was conducted of medical and necropsy records of horses admitted to the teaching hospital from Jan 1, 1979, to Dec 31, 1987, to obtain the records of all horses admitted to the hospital for colic and subsequently found to have gastric rupture. Fifty cases of gastric rupture were found. The records were reviewed to obtain data regarding peritoneal fluid analysis. Cell counts of these samples were often erroneous because debris and clumps of bacteria were counted when most… CONTINUE READING

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