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Acute gastric dilatation associated with gastric volvulus in the guinea pig.

Authors
  • Lee, K J
  • Johnson, W D
  • Lang, C M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Laboratory animal science
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1977
Volume
27
Issue
5 Pt 1
Pages
685–686
Identifiers
PMID: 597385
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

During an 18-month period, gastric dilatation was recognized in six guinea pigs from a colony with a monthly average of 253 animals. All of the affected guinea pigs were breeders and ranged in age from 8 to 26 months. Clinical signs were tachycardia, dyspnea, cyanosis, and marked abdominal distention. Macroscopic lesions included gastric volvulus, gastric dilatation, and splenic congestion.

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