Campus Units

Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1-15-2020

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Dairy, Veterinary & Animal Research

Volume

9

Issue

1

First Page

6

Last Page

9

Abstract

Despite the recent rise in popularity of miniature pigs as companion animals, there are few published reports available regarding gastrointestinal surgery in these animals. This case report describes a 4-year-old castrated male companion potbellied pig who was diagnosed with a small bowel linear foreign body and associated pyloric outflow obstruction. A gastrotomy and three enterotomies involving the proximal and mid-jejunum and proximal centripetal loop of the spiral colon were performed to remove the linear foreign body. The surgical techniques and post-operative care described in this case report provided effective treatment of the linear foreign body and adequately prevented clinical evidence of post-operative complications in the companion potbellied pig. Follow-up information was obtained via telephone interviews and a recheck appointment one year later revealed a healthy animal with no abdominal radiographic or ultrasonographic abnormalities.

Comments

This article is published as Cain, A., J. Kirkpatrick, R. Breuer, and J. Smith. "A case of a linear foreign body removal in a miniature companion pig." Journal of Dairy, Veterinary & Animal Research 9, no. 1 (2020): 6-9. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

Cain et al.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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