Effects of body positioning on swallowing and esophageal transit in healthy dogs.

@article{Bonadio2009EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of body positioning on swallowing and esophageal transit in healthy dogs.},
  author={Cecily M Bonadio and Rachel E Pollard and Paul A. Dayton and Christianto Leonard and Stanley L Marks},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={
          801-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Contrast videofluoroscopy is the imaging technique of choice for evaluating dysphagic dogs. In people, body position alters the outcome of videofluoroscopic assessment of swallowing. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVE That esophageal transit in dogs, as measured by a barium esophagram, is not affected by body position. ANIMALS Healthy dogs (n=15). METHODS Interventional, experimental study. A restraint device was built to facilitate imaging of dogs in sternal recumbency. Each dog underwent… CONTINUE READING
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