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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 ...

Day, J. L.; Pechman, R. D.
Australian Small Animal Veterinary Association, St. Leonards, Australia
Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 2013, 43, 2, pp 430, 432-440