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Equine Only Emergency Service

Call: 940-464-3231

About Canine Gastropexy

Canine gastropexy is a surgical procedure performed on large breed dogs to prevent “gastric dilatation”, commonly known as torsion bloat. Torsion bloat is a life-threatening condition in which the stomach flips over and expands, trapping air and gases in the stomach. Because circulation to the stomach and spleen are cut off the dog goes into shock and dies.

In gastropexy, the stomach is tacked to the right side of the abdominal wall, so it cannot shift or twist. The procedure can be conducted laparoscopically as well.

Gastropexy is an effective preventive against death from torsion bloat in large dogs. In studies of dogs treated for bloat, of those with gastropexy, only 4.3% had a re-occurrence of bloat, compared to 54.5% of those dogs that did not have a gastropexy.

 

by Lianne Martin on Argyle Veterinary Hospital

once again......Drs. Bitters, Helmsley & Ali go above and beyond to effectively diagnose & treat one of our beloved equine family members. Absolute... Read More

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