Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Ileus

Contributor(s): Ken Harkin, James Simpson

Introduction

  • Functional obstruction to intestine.
  • Cause: multifactorial.
  • Signs: vomiting and/or diarrhea.
  • Diagnosis: radiography.
  • Treatment: depends on etiology.
  • Prognosis: good if motility can be enhanced.

Pathogenesis

Timecourse

  • Can be peracute.
  • Usually over days.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Washabau R J & Hall J A (1997) Gastrointestinal prokinetic therapy - serotonergic drugs. Comp Cont Educ Pract Vet 19 (4), 473-480 VetMedResource.


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