Rio had a peri- rectal abcess
Shortly after arrival at AAE, Rio, a very handsome yearling colt was showing signs of constipation/colic. Veterinary exam revealed a large,softball-sized peri-rectal abscess pushing into his rectum, blocking passage of feces. Uncommon, yes! The little guy needed hospitalization and surgery to open and drain the abscess, and surgery was successful. Due to the location of the abscess and the drain and the need to keep things draining, his stayed in the hospital several days. This handsome little dude is healing well and back to the playful guy he was. Rio’s vet costs were nearly $2,000. He is looking for his forever family!!!