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Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Small Intestinal Intussusception in a Horse
P. Holak, M. Jałyński, Z. Peczyński, Z. Adamiak, M. Jaskólska and W. Pesta*
University of Warmia and Mazury, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Surgery and Roentgenology, 10-719 Olsztyn, ul. M. Oczapowskiego 14c, Poland
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Laparoscopy is a low-invasive diagnostic and surgical technique for examining and performing surgical procedures in the equine peritoneal cavity. This article is a case study of a horse with weakly expressed, irregular symptoms of colic occurring over a period of four weeks. Diagnostic laparoscopy was performed, and liver and spleen tissue samples were collected for a histopathological analysis. An endoscopic examination of the abdominal cavity ruled out small intestinal intussusception, and a histopathological analysis supported the identification of the causes of colic.

Key words: Biopsy; Colic; Horse; Laparoscopy


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)