Technique for long-term right dorsal colon fistulization in ponies.

P. A. Wilkins, J. E. Lowe

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Right dorsal colon fistulas, 2.5 cm in diameter, were created in 2 healthy ponies, using a 2-stage surgical procedure. The first stage consisted of resection of portions of the 16th and 17th ribs on the right side, followed by surgical creation of a 6- to 8-cm-diameter adhesion between the right dorsal colon and the body wall. Fistulas were created approximately 2 weeks after the first surgery by sharp dissection through the adhesion into the lumen of the colon. The fistulas have been satisfactorily maintained for > 2 years by de Pezzer catheters (45 F). Ponies with fistulas have been used for gastrointestinal experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-184
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican journal of veterinary research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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