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KEY FACTS Flatulence : Causes and Management Options

  title={KEY FACTS Flatulence : Causes and Management Options},
  author={Philip Roudebush},
Flatulence is defined as excessive formation of gases in the stomach or intestine. It is usually associated with noticeable flatus, belching, borborygmus, abdominal distention, or a combination of these signs. Excessive aerophagia is a risk factor for flatulence and is noted commonly in brachycephalic, working, and sporting breeds as well as in dogs with aggressive or competitive eating behaviors. The primary goal of dietary management of flatulence is to reduce the gas formation that results… 
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