Histological evidence of fibrosis affecting the outer layer of the large intestinal tunica muscularis was identified in five of 32 horses affected by colic. In three cases, foci of pale eosinophilia and vacuolation of myocytes were observed. These findings are suggestive of a degenerative and fibrotic abnormality in the outer layer of the tunica muscularis of the large intestinal smooth muscle of some horses with colic.
- Tunica Muscularis
- Bristol Veterinary School - Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology
- Infection and Immunity (Including Veterinary Public Health and Meat Quality)
- Infection and Immunity
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