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Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Gall Bladder Affections in Dogs - A Retrospective Study

D.Sumathi, P.Ramesh, K.Jeyaraja, M.Ranjith Kumar and M.G.Jayathangaraj

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, TANUVAS, Chennai-600 007, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal September 2019 : 96 (09) - pages 72 to 74
(Received: March, 2019, Accepted: June, 2019)


Fifty seven dogs were found to have various gall bladder abnormalities upon abdominal ultrasonography during the period of July 2017 to September 2018 with 3.39% incidence of cases referred to ultrasound unit. Labrador retriever, Spitz, Non-descriptive and Pug were represented more with an incidence of 17.5%, 15.8%, 14.0% and 8.8% respectively. Male dogs was affected more (63.16%) than female dogs (36.84%) with mean age of six and half years. Cholecystitis ( 52.6%), cholecystolith (21.1%), gall bladder sludge (14.0%), mucocoele (3.5%), gall bladder mass (1.7%) and biliary obstruction (7.0%) were signicant gall bladder abnormalities observed during abdominal ultrasonography. Concurrent hepatic parenchymal abnormalities during ultrasonographic evaluation was seen in 40.35% dogs.

Key Words: Cholecystitis, Cholecystoliths, Gall bladder, Ultrasonography

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