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Vol. 12, Issue 2 (2023)

Intestinal foreign bodies and their surgical management in dogs: A report of four cases

Author(s):
Arunkumar, Vasudev Pai, Maruthi ST, Miranda CD and Vijaylaxmi IM
Abstract:
Four cases of intestinal foreign bodies identified as rubber ball, mango seed kernel, cashew apple nut and stone were presented. All the dogs were having a history of vomiting, anorexia and depression varying from past 48 hours to 72 hours. One dog was aged five months, one six months and other two were one year old. On abdominal palpation in three dogs a palpable mass could be detected in intestine and other one no abnormalities detected. Plain abdominal radiography revealed presence of multiple loops of gas dilated small intestine of varying diameters in all cases and in one case radio opaque foreign body could be observed, which later diagnosed as stone. Confirmatory diagnosis made based on contrast radiography with barium contrast medium. Under general anaesthesia, enterotomy performed to remove the foreign bodies. Routine postoperative care was provided for all the four dogs and had an uneventful recovery.
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How to cite this article:
Arunkumar, Vasudev Pai, Maruthi ST, Miranda CD, Vijaylaxmi IM. Intestinal foreign bodies and their surgical management in dogs: A report of four cases. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(2):1041-1043.

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