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Megaesophagus in Dogs – A Case Study

P.Ramesh, S.Kavitha, K.Jeyaraja, D.Chandrasekaran, S.Arun Prasad 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 65 to 66
(Received: March, 2019, Accepted: June, 2019)


Nine dogs presented with signs of chronic regurgitation and weight loss were subjected to clinical, laboratory and imaging diagnostic techniques. Survey radiographs and barium contrast radiography conrmed esophageal diverticulum associated with megaesophagus in one, constriction of lower esophageal sphincter in three dogs and diffused dilatation of cervical esophagus in another ve dogs. Of which, congenital megaesophagus was recorded in a ve month old non descriptive pup. Three out of nine were died within three weeks of presentation, where two dogs had out ow obstruction due to complete closure of lower oesophageal sphincter and one dog with concurrent renal failure. Rest of the dogs was advised medical therapy with pyridostigmine and elevated feeding

Key Words: Dogs, Regurgitaion, Megaesophagus, Congenital, Elevated feeding

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