ANATOMY

EQUUS - - In Brief -

Nor­mally, when a horse in­gests bits of for­eign mat­ter, they pass harm­lessly through his di­ges­tive sys­tem and exit in his ma­nure. Some­times, how­ever, an ob­ject’s progress come to a halt in the right dor­sal colon and var­i­ous min­er­als be­gin to stick to it. The re­sult­ing “nidus” even­tu­ally be­comes an en­terolith.

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