Oesophageal Foreign Body
Small Animal Medicine
Daisy, a 7mth old female French Bulldog
Before visiting the Specialist.
Daisy was witnessed swallowing a large bone by the owner. She immediately started retching and seemed distressed. A radiograph was obtained and confirmed the presence of an oesophageal foreign body extending into the stomach.
Under anesthesia, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed. A large foreign body was identified in the food pipe. Large forceps were used to remove the foreign body (a rib) using endoscopic guidance.
Daisy made a full recovery and was discharged later the same day.
Article provided by Yvonne McGrotty
Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine