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Epiploic Foramen Entrapment (Foramen of Winslow)

epiploic foramen, Borders: caudate lobe of the liver, the inferior vena cava, hepatic portal vein and the pancreas.

A piece of small intestine can become trapped through the epiploic foramen entrapment. The blood supply to this part of the intestine is immediately occluded. The intestine becomes trapped and surgery is the only available treatment. In a short amount of time (hours) the horse can enter a irreversible shock state so the veterinarian needs to asses the pain level and the clinical signs to refer for surgical intervention in the early stages. When caught at an early stage there is a 69% success rate for discharge from the hospital.

The most common internal hernia that causes colic in the horse.

Associated to cribbing and stabling the horse a month previous to the incident.

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Post Colic Surgery

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  1. It looks like you done a very good job on that severe wound. It also looks like you managed to work on the horse and keep it at ease, which is incredible when working with a big wound like this.

  2. is this one does not hurt? i mean given the fact that you are using laser technology? and is this one more costly than the traditional one?

    Cheers!
    Blepharoplasty

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