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Non-surgical management of rectal tears in two mares

Alexander, G.R. and Gibson, K.T. (2002) Non-surgical management of rectal tears in two mares. Australian Veterinary Journal, 80 (3). pp. 137-139.

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Two mares presented with life-threatening rectal tears were successfully treated with intensive medical management. Although surgery has been regarded as mandatory for grade 3 or 4 rectal tears in the past, recent reports have indicated the value of medical management alone. The case reports presented in this article detail the use of antibiotics, flunixin meglumine, laxative diets and faecal softeners in the medical management of two mares presented with grade 3 rectal tears.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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