Six healthy horses were examined by using transabdominal ultrasonography, as described (1-3), to evaluate activity, and size of the large colon and cecum at various locations. Using size and number of sacculations, activity patterns and contractile frequency; significant differences that would allow ultrasonographic identification of dorsal versus ventral colons, if they were displaced, were not found. The cecum had significantly greater activity than the colon, and a trend was seen towards smaller sacculations in the cecum than in the large colon.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Canadian Veterinary Journal|
|State||Published - Mar 2007|