Enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) occurs when there is open communication between the lumen of intestine and the skin. This report describes a two-year-old, American Quarter Horse filly presented with an acute ECF involving the ileum entrapped within an umbilical hernia. After four days of conservative therapy and worsening of hydration status and electrolyte and acid-base imbalances, surgical correction of the ECF was performed. The filly was stable 24 hours after surgery and eventually made a full recovery.
- Large animals
- Intestinal disease
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