Multiple gastric erosions diagnosed by means of capsule endoscopy in a dog

Brian Hardy, Jessica Gentile-Solomon, Jeffrey A. Solomon

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CASE DESCRIPTION A 6-year-old spayed female Golden Retriever was evaluated for a 2-week history of progressive hyporexia, signs of abdominal pain, and weight loss. CLINICAL FINDINGS Physical examination findings included mild signs of pain on palpation of the cranial part of the abdomen and a body condition score of 4 (scale, 1 to 9). A CBC revealed mild microcytosis and hypochromasia; results of serum biochemical analysis were within the respective reference ranges, and abdominal ultrasonography revealed no abnormalities. Capsule endoscopy was performed, and numerous gastric erosions and hemorrhages were detected, with rare dilated lacteals in the proximal aspect of the small intestine. TREATMENT AND OUTCOME Treatment was initiated with omeprazole and sucralfate for 6 weeks, and the dog was transitioned to a novel protein diet. Capsule endoscopy was repeated at the end of the initial treatment course and revealed overall improvement, with a few small erosions remaining; medical treatment was continued for an additional 2 weeks. At last follow-up 9 months after treatment ended, the dog was clinically normal. CLINICAL RELEVANCE Capsule endoscopy was useful for initial detection and subsequent reevaluation of gastrointestinal lesions in this patient without a need for sedation or anesthesia. Information obtained in the follow-up evaluation was valuable in identifying a need to extend the duration of medical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)926-930
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume249
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2016

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Capsule Endoscopy
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stomach
medical treatment
Dogs
dogs
pain
Golden Retriever
sedation
lesions (animal)
abdomen
ultrasonography
clinical examination
dietary protein
body condition
hemorrhage
small intestine
anesthesia
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Multiple gastric erosions diagnosed by means of capsule endoscopy in a dog. / Hardy, Brian; Gentile-Solomon, Jessica; Solomon, Jeffrey A.

In: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 249, No. 8, 15.10.2016, p. 926-930.

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Hardy, Brian ; Gentile-Solomon, Jessica ; Solomon, Jeffrey A. / Multiple gastric erosions diagnosed by means of capsule endoscopy in a dog. In: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2016 ; Vol. 249, No. 8. pp. 926-930.
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