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Strangulated Foreign Body in Dogs – A Review of Three Cases

M.Shiju Simon and N. Pazhanivel

Simon Pet Speciality Clinic, No. 1, Subramanian Street, Krishnamoorthy Nagar, Chennai 600 118, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2019 : 96 (6) - pages 62 to 63
(Received: November, 2018, Accepted: January, 2019)


Three dogs (two Spitz and a Non-descript) were brought with the history of encircled swelling, redness, oedema and painful ulceration of neck region (two Spitz) and left 2nd& 3rd digits (Non-descript) since two to three days. Physical examination of the neck of two Spitz revealed the presence of a foreign body (rubber band) which was tightly encircled and strangulated and the Non-descript dog revealed swelling on the 2nd& 3rd digits with encircled ulceration giving a suspicion of foreign body. The encircled foreign body was carefully resected with the help of scissors without injuring the adjacent tissues. The foreign body was found to be nylon wire (Non-descript), which was 3.5 cm in length and 2 mm in diameter. All the animal recovered uneventfully.

Key Words: Dog, strangulated foreign body, encircled ulceration

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