*Corresponding author:Nicola Pilati, Dipartimento di Medicina 10 Veterinaria, Via San Costanzo, 06123 Perugia, Italy
Received: August 03, 2018; Published: August 10, 2018
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Ileocecal intussusceptions represent a not rare cause of colic in horses; different technique is described to surgically treat this lesion and the report point its attention to the partial ileal bypass focusing on the long term follow-up and possible complications of this procedure. Six horses presented for signs of abdominal pain underwent a clinical, ultrasonographic and rectal examination where a presumptive diagnosis of ileocecal intussusception was made in all but one patient. All horses underwent exploratory laparotomy where a definitive diagnosis of ileocecal intussusception was made; a jejuno-cecostomy with no resection of the ileum (partial ileal bypass) and no reduction of the lesion was performed in all the patients. The follow up revealed no long-term complications in all the horses.
Keywords: Colic; Horse; Intussusception; Laparotomy