Megaoesophagus in adult dogs secondary to Australian tiger snake envenomation

Katrina Hopper, C. Beck, R. F. Slocombe

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Four cases of megaoesophagus secondary to tiger snake envenomation are reported. History in all cases suggested megaoesophagus was not present prior to snake envenomation. Diagnosis of megaoesophagus was confirmed by thoracic radiography in all cases. One dog died of respiratory failure. The remaining three dogs recovered, with gradual resolution of clinical signs associated with megaoesophagus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-675
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Dog
  • Megaoesophagus
  • Snake bite
  • Tiger snake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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