Geochemical Study of an Equine Enterolith, Medina County, Ohio


An intestinal concretion (enterolith) was recovered during necropsy of a horse from Medina County, Ohio. The object is approximately spherical in shape and measures 9 X 8 X 7 cm in diameter. It is composed of struvite (NH4MgPO4 • 6H2O). The monohydrate dittmarite was not found. In addition to Mg and P, significant concentrations (^500 ppm) of Ca, K, and Fe… (More)


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