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The width of the small intestine is the most useful radiographic indicator of small intestinal obstruction. In dogs, a ratio of the small intestine width to the height of the fifth lumbar vertebral body that is greater than 1.6-2.0 is supportive of a diagnosis of mechanical small intestine ...

Author(s)
Day, J. L.; Pechman, R. D.
Publisher
Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association, St. Leonards, Australia
Citation
Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 2013, 43, 2, pp 430, 432-440
Abstract

Practical relevance: Abdominal ultrasound plays a vital role in the diagnostic work-up of many cats presenting to general and specialist practitioners. B-mode ultrasonography is likely the most widely used modality for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in cats and it can help in the diagnosis ...

Author(s)
Griffin, S.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2019, 21, 11, pp 1047-1060
Abstract

Objectives: To establish predilection sites of obstruction and to investigate clinical factors associated with a poor outcome. Methods: A retrospective study of 208 consecutive cases over a 48-month period from first-opinion practice. Results: Overall, 91 per cent of cases recovered with higher...

Author(s)
Hayes, G.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2009, 50, 11, pp 576-583
Abstract

Objective: To report the use of skin staples alone, and in combination with sutures, for closure of gastrointestinal incisions in cats and to describe outcomes. Materials and Methods: Retrospective study of cats that underwent gastrotomy, jejunotomy, jejunal or colonic anastomosis using skin...

Author(s)
Schwartz, Z.; Coolman, B. R.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 2018, 59, 5, pp 281-285
Abstract

Objective - To characterize clinical signs, diagnostic test results, foreign body location, treatment, and outcome for dogs and cats with sewing needle foreign bodies. Design - Retrospective case series. Animals - 65 dogs and cats with sewing needle foreign bodies. Procedures - Medical records of...

Author(s)
Pratt, C. L.; Reineke, E. L.; Drobatz, K. J.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2014, 245, 3, pp 302-308
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Brisson, B. A.
Publisher
Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA), Milton, Canada
Citation
Ontario Veterinary Medical Association Conference Proceedings, 29-31 January 2015, Toronto, Canada, 2015, pp 232-238
Abstract

Most of the 64 cats were less than 4 years old. The most common clinical signs were persistent vomiting, partial to complete anorexia, and depression. Abdominal palpation by itself was rarely diagnostic. Diagnosis in approximately 75% of the cases was possible, however, by using a combination of...

Author(s)
Felts, J. F.; Fox, P. R.; Burk, R. L.
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1984, 184, 1, pp 56-59
Abstract

Twenty-four cases of gastrointestinal linear foreign bodies (LFB) in cats were reviewed. Nine cats were successfully managed conservatively, with passage of the LFB occurring 1 to 3 days after presentation. Ten cats that were initially managed conservatively were subsequently treated surgically...

Author(s)
Basher, A. W. P.; Fowler, J. D.
Citation
Veterinary Surgery, 1987, 16, 2, pp 135-138
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Author(s)
Burrows, C. F.
Publisher
W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Geriatrics & gerontology of the dog and cat., 1995, pp 135-164
Abstract

Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment are described in 57 dogs and 16 cats that had ingested needles and fish-hooks. In dogs, 45% of the needles were found in the pharynx and 44% in the gastrointestinal tract, 11% perforating the alimentary canal. Cats swallowed needles whole in 81% of cases, sticking...

Author(s)
Gunsser, I.
Citation
Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 1978, 91, 20, pp 399-403

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