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Rectal Tear with Hematoma after Accidental Breeding as a Cause of Peritonitis and Recurrent Colic in a Mare
M Gómez-Díez*, A Muñoz, F Castejón, R Santisteban, R Vivo and C Riber
Equine Sport Medicine Centre, CEMEDE, Department of Animal Medicine and Surgery, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Córdoba, Spain; *Corresponding author:


Rectal tears are relatively common in horses after rectal examinations for diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders or reproduction. We present the case of a mare that was freely bred and started with colic 8 hrs later. A rectal tear was produced by accidental rectal penetration of the stallion penis with a secondary septic peritonitis. Conservative medical treatment was made. Four days after the accident, the mare presented repetitive colic episodes that were associated with a huge hematoma that almost close the rectum lumen and caused feces retention.

Key words: Hematoma, Mare, Peritonitis, Rectal tear


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