Jejunojejunal intussusception in foal: case report

  • Paulo Ari Tiethböl Leiria Eqüivet - Hospital Veterinário
  • Maria Augusta Berlingieri Eqüivet - Hospital Veterinário
  • Gustavo Rosa Eqüivet - Hospital Veterinário
  • Letícia Acosta Eqüivet - Hospital Veterinário
  • Mathias Gaschiler Eqüivet - Hospital Veterinário
Keywords: Foals, Intussusception, Ultrasonography


Intussusceptions are unusual intestinal incidents which may result in acute and progressive or recurrent abdominal discomfort in foals. This condition asymptomatically affects newborn foals (3-12 months), are surgical emergencies when it involves the small intestine, especially the jejunum. Transabdominal ultrasound evaluation is an important diagnostic method, due to their size limitations for acute abdomen evaluation. The present report shows the importance of using transabdominal ultrasound in foals with acute abdomen.


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Author Biography

Paulo Ari Tiethböl Leiria, Eqüivet - Hospital Veterinário

Departamento de Clinica Cirúrgica, Anestesiologia e Diagnostico por imagem.


How to Cite
Leiria, P. A., Berlingieri, M. A., Rosa, G., Acosta, L., & Gaschiler, M. (2017). Jejunojejunal intussusception in foal: case report. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 53(4), 1-4.