The Use of Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Disease in Dogs

Mălăcus, R. N.; Tofan^Mălăcus, Critina; Solcan, Gh.
July 2010
Bulletin of the University of Agricultural Sciences & Veterinary;2010, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p143
Academic Journal
The importance of gastrointestinal disorders arise from the fact that they are one of the most common cause of presentation to clinicians. Thus, formulating a clear diagnosis is a "must do" in determining disease, using ultrasound technology with great value in that it can detect inner lesions, thus observing the location of the gastrointestinal pathological processes. Investigations were conducted on 36 dogs of different breeds and ages, of whom 12 cases representing 33.33% showed only gastric disorders, 9 subjects representing 25% only intestinal disease and the remaining 15 cases, representing 41.77% showed associated gastric and intestinal disorders. Ultrasound-diagnosed disease were represented by gastritis (24 cases), pyloric hypertrophy (three patients), enteritis (22 cases) and intussusception (two cases).


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