Supervivencia a corto plazo en caballos sometidos a cirugía abdominal

  1. Roberto Vázquez Guerra
  2. Javier López San Román
  3. Ronald Holmbak-Petersen
  4. Marta Varela del Arco
  5. María de la Paz de Miguel Suar-Díaz
  6. Cristina Ruiz de León Almuedo
  7. María Sánchez Guijo
Investigación y Ciencia: de la Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes

ISSN: 1665-4412

Year of publication: 2009

Issue: 44

Pages: 11-16

Type: Article

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A 10% of the horses with acute abdominal syndrome must suffer abdominal surgery to have chance to survive. The survival of these patients is variable, depending on diverse intrinsic and extrinsic factors. A total of 280 clinical histories of horses that underwent abdominal surgery between the years 1998-2007 were reviewed at the Veterinary Clinical Hospital of the Complutense University of Madrid. The short term survival rate obtained was of a 67.9%. The incidence of injuries in the large colon and small intestine was high, adding up to 93.1%. The survival rate is very variable depending on to the location of the injury. The survival rate in cases of obstruction was 78.9%, far beyond strangulating obstruction cases with a 56.7%. Death during the postoperative period represented 18.9%.