Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Case Report
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 5(10): 416-418
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Nandini M.K1, Poonam Vishwakarma2*, Veeranna Mahesh3

1My Pet`s choice, The Companion Animal Clinic, Bangalore, India; 2Biosafety Support Unit, Government of India, New Delhi, India; 3Department of Surgery and Radiology, Veterinary College Hebbal, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Abstract | An 8 months old domestic short hair female cat was presented with a history of listlessness, persisted vomiting, anorexia and dyschezia. Abdominal palpation revealed severe abdominal pain and tensed abdomen. A complete blood count (CBC) and routine serum biochemical analysis was within the range and even survey radiograph not shown any abnormality. An abdominal 12 hrs and 24 hrs contrast radiographs demonstrated partial obstruction due to the linear foreign body. An emergency celiotomy was performed and linear foreign body removed by performing enterotomy and gastrotomy. The cat was recovered uneventfully. Prompt presentation and diagnosis, and surgical intervention improved the outcome of gastrointestinal obstruction by linear foreign body.

Keywords | Cat, Foreign body, Obstruction, Celiotomy