Management of rectal tears.

  title={Management of rectal tears.},
  author={Aubrey Nicholas Baird and D E Freeman},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Equine practice},
  volume={13 2},
Rectal tears have important medicolegal implications, and severe tears have a poor prognosis. Prompt diagnosis, immediate application of first aid measures, early referral, use of appropriate definitive treatments, and aggressive aftercare will improve the prognosis. The grade of rectal injury will determine the definitive treatment, but there are few guidelines to determine which treatment is best in each case. Bypass procedures, such as colostomy and indwelling rectal liner, have their own… CONTINUE READING