Cannulation of the distal ileum in ponies

R. J. Coleman, G. W. Mathison, J. Ingram, D. Bell

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A simple "T" cannula was placed in the distal ileum of nine mature pony geldings. With the animal under general anesthesia, the plastisol (polyvinyl chloride) cannula was placed in the distal ileum, and exteriorized caudal to the 16th rib. The cannula surgery was simple and recovery was rapid, resulting in ponies that could be used in nutritional studies within 1 mo of surgery. With regular maintenance cannulated ponies can remain viable for periods of time greater than 1 yr.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-447
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Animal Science
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1998


  • "T" cannula
  • Cannulation simple
  • Distal ileum
  • Equine
  • Small intestine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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