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Focal eosinophilic proctitis with associated rectal prolapse in a pony

Gibson, K.T., O'Hara, A.J. and Huxtable, C.R. (2001) Focal eosinophilic proctitis with associated rectal prolapse in a pony. Australian Veterinary Journal, 79 (10). pp. 679-681.

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Focal intramural nodules were palpated in the rectal wall of a 12-year-old pony mare presented for rectal prolapse. Eosinophilic proctitis was diagnosed by examination of fine needle aspirates and biopsy of the largest rectal nodule. After treatment with a course of corticosteroids, the rectal nodule and accompanying peripheral eosinophilia resolved. There was no recurrence of the condition during the follow-up period of 20 months. Focal eosinophilic proctitis appeared to be an unusual cause of tenesmus and rectal prolapse in this case.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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