Gastric dilatation-volvulus in a guinea pig (Cavia porcellus)

Elizabeth B. Mitchell, Michelle Hawkins, Patricia M. Gaffney, Alexander G. MacLeod

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A 3-year-old, intact female guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) was presented for anorexia and abdominal distention of 24 hours' duration. Radiographs revealed a severely distended stomach, suggestive of severe gastric dilatation or gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV). Exploratory surgery was recommended, but the owners elected euthanasia. On necropsy, the guinea pig was found to have GDV. No underlying conditions were identified that could have predisposed this guinea pig to the development of GDV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)174-180
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Animal Hospital Association
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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