Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html
When presented with a horse in acute abdominal distress the practitioner must choose between various medical or surgical treatments. This decision should be based on the patient's history, the results of a thorough systemic examination, clinical pathology findings, and the response to various treatments. The ability to evaluate and use this data to institute the proper regimen of therapy early in the course of the disease will help to increase the chances of recovery.
Berggren, Philip C. and Reinertson, E. L.
"Evaluation of the Acute Abdominal Crisis in the Equine,"
Iowa State University Veterinarian: Vol. 39
, Article 3.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowastate_veterinarian/vol39/iss2/3