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KRUUSE Equine Equipment EQUIVET Stomach Pump Cat. No Pk. size EQUIVET Stomach Pump 190130 1 Spareparts for Stomach Pump, O-ring and felt gasket 190135 1 EQUIVET Funnel Cat. No Pk. size EQUIVET Funnel for Stomach Tubes 190132 1 Activated Charcoal Cat. No Pk. size Activated charcoal - soluble, 1 l 310380 6 Oesophagus Irrigation Tube (“choke tube”) Cat. No Pk. size 190255 1 For stomach tubes, nickel-plated Activated charcoal in 1 l bottle with practical connecting piece e.g. for easy administration directly to the stomach tube. Dosage: > 400 kg animal 1 bottle 100 - 400 kg animal 1/2 bottle < 100 kg animal 1/4 bottle Recommended by Veterinary Poisons Information Service, UK Stomach Tubes etc. | 6 - 41 This funnel has a conical end and fits all sizes of nasal stomach tubes. The funne holds 3 L. Now the equine veterinarian has a funnel which is designed specifically for this purpose and is practical to use. This tube helps to remove an obstruction of the oesophagus (“choke”). In the main tube is a mobile irrigator, inserted in a separate lumen, which can be led directly to the obstruction. An elastic cuff seals off the oesophagus. During irrigation, the irrigator tube can be extended further and further into the impaction. The dissolved mass can then be flushed out t hrough the main tube in a continuous flow. There is no danger of aspiration into the lungs. Oesophagus Irrigation Tube The cuffed naso-gastric tube is an extremely useful addition to an equine vet’s equipment. It is the safest method of removing foreign material from a horse’s oesophagus. It can readily be used in the standing sedated horse. This must be gold standard practice rather than submitting a horse to a GA. The cost can be recovered from the first case of choke treated. Although there is evidence to suggest that 95% of choke cases will recover with conservative treatment, there is still the 5% which won’t. These cases require treatment, preferably without referral. I consider a cuffed naso-gastric tube is a must for any practice which treats horses. www.kruuse.com Graham Duncanson BVSc MSc(VetGP) DProf FRCVS, Norfolk, UK