Gastrointestinal obstruction.

  title={Gastrointestinal obstruction.},
  author={Catriona M Macphail},
  journal={Clinical techniques in small animal practice},
  volume={17 4},
  • C. Macphail
  • Published 5 April 2016
  • Medicine
  • Clinical techniques in small animal practice
For cats that present with signs of gastrointestinal disease, obstruction is a primary differential. There are numerous reasons of gastrointestinal obstruction in small animals, yet there are several specific causes that are more commonly associated with the cat. These include linear foreign bodies, trichobezoars, focal intestinal neoplasia, feline infectious peritonitis, and megacolon. Clinical signs related to gastrointestinal obstruction consist of vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, tenesmus… 

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