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Radiographic Findings:

The stomach is distended with gas on right lateral and ventrodorsal films. Left lateral film shows that gas has moved into the duodenum which is normal in size. There is a loop of bowel which measures 5-7 rib widths in the right cranial abdomen. There is multiple mineral opacities of small size associated with the gastrointestinal tract in the cranial to mid abdomen. A partial barium enema was performed and the gas filled loop of bowel was determined to be ascending and transverse colon. This loop of bowel remained distended on all films.

Radiographic Impressions:

No evidence of uterine enlargement is identified.  No evidence of mechanical obstruction. The continuously air filled colon and distended stomach is suggestive of functional ileus at these sites.

D. S. Biller, DVM, DACVR

Histopathology results from necropsy: