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AJVS. 2014; 42(1): 11-15

Surgical Managment of Foreign Bodies in Stomach and Intestine of Some Foregin Breed Dogs

Mostafa M. Kassem, Mahmoud H. El-Kammar, Mahmoud F. El-Menshawey.

The present study aimed to throw a light on presence of foreign bodies in some foreign breed dogs, under Egyption condition, with special reference to their diagnosis and treatement. The study is carried out on 53 dogs of Rotwieller, German sheepared and Golden retriver breeds. The weights ranged from 15-85 kgs and age ranged from 1-5 years. All dogs were subjected to thorough clinical examination including recording heart rate, respiratory rate and body temperature, beside abdominal palpation to detect the site of foreign bodies (when possible). Radiographic examination was performed to confirm the diagnosis. Higher incidence of foreign bodies in stomach and intestine was observed in stomach (41.51%) and jejunium (33.97%). Types of foreign bodies included; stones (38.30%), rubber object (15.09%), plastic objects (11.32%) and metal objects (11.32%). The mortality rate due to foreign bodies in dogs proved higher in old dogs and in female than male dogs. The best method for treatment of foreign bodies in dogs was the surgical interference. The intestinal intussusception and perforation were surgically treated through end to end anastomosis after resection of the necrotic part.

Key words: Surgery, foreign bodies, stomach, Intestine, dogs

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