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Severe gastric impaction in an 8-Year-old Nigerian local dog

CP Mshelia
JB Adeyanju
AA Abubakar
AS Yakubu
A Jibril
MY Kolo
S Garba
MS Jibrin
AG Balami


An 8-year old male, neutered Nigerian indigenous dog was presented to the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sokoto because of chronic intermittent vomiting, off feed and progressive wasting. Physical examination of the abdomen revealed hard mass in the abdominal cavity. Survey abdominal radiography (lateral view) revealed impacted material along with electrical wire in the stomach. Standard gastrotomy was successfully performed to evacuate the gastric foreign body.

Keywords: Dog, Foreign Body, Gastrotomy, Pica, Radiography

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