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Probiotic Utilization in Megacolona Dog : A Case Report

Tri BhawonoDadi, Ira Sari Yudaniayanti, WiwikMisacoYuniarti, NusdiantoTriakoso, BoediSetiawan, E. Djoko Poetranto, MiyayuSonetaSofyan and Herinda Pertiwi

Department of Veterinary Clinic, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UniversitasAirlangga Kampus C UNAIR Mulyorejo – Surabaya 60115 East Java, Indonesia

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2019 : 96 (09) - pages 51 to 53
(Received: April, 2019, Accepted: May, 2019)


A ve year old male beagel dog weighing 15 kg was presented with history of constipation, frequent vomiting after feeding, and abdominal pain for past 3 days to Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Airlangga University, Surabaya. Based on hematological analysis, normal X-ray and contrast X-rayradiography, the dog was diagnosed with megacolon due to hard faeces accumulation in the colon. It was treated with uid therapy using NaCl, combined with ranitidine, antasids, enro oxacycin, and probiotic contained Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bi dobacterium longum, Streptococcus thermophillus (1x109 CFU/g per day). This treatment resulted good progress everyday, the dog was totally back to the normal condition after seven days.

Key Words: Megacolon, Constipation, Probiotic, dog

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