Sand impaction of the small intestine in eight dogs

Moles, A. D., McGhie, J. A., Schaaf, O. R. and Read, R. (2010) Sand impaction of the small intestine in eight dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 51 1: 29-33. doi:10.1111/j.1748-5827.2009.00847.x


Author Moles, A. D.
McGhie, J. A.
Schaaf, O. R.
Read, R.
Title Sand impaction of the small intestine in eight dogs
Journal name Journal of Small Animal Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-4510
1748-5827
Publication date 2010-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2009.00847.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 51
Issue 1
Start page 29
End page 33
Total pages 5
Place of publication West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objective: To describe signalment, clinical findings, imaging and treatment of intestinal sand impaction in the dog.

Methods: Medical records of dogs with radiographic evidence of small intestinal sand impaction were reviewed.

Results: Sand impaction resulting in small intestinal obstruction was diagnosed in eight dogs. All dogs presented with signs of vomiting. Other clinical signs included anorexia, lethargy and abdominal pain. Radiographs confirmed the presence of radio-opaque material consistent with sand causing distension of the terminal small intestine in all dogs. Four dogs were treated surgically for their impaction and four dogs were managed medically. Seven of the eight dogs survived.

Clinical Significance: Both medical and surgical management of intestinal sand impaction in the dog can be effective and both afford a good prognosis for recovery.
Keyword Sand impaction
Small intestine
Dogs
Small intestinal obstruction
Radiography
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Veterinary Science Publications
 
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