Can Vet J 2021 Aug;62(8):843-848
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA (Hobbs, DeNotta, Gallastegui, Elane); University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA (Rivero, Adkins); Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada (Gomez).
Clinical features and patient outcomes for pet pigs with obstipation are poorly defined. This retrospective study reports the clinical findings from 24 pet (non-production) pigs with obstipation presented to 2 veterinary teaching hospitals. Clinical features of obstipated pet pigs included anorexia or hyporexia in 24 pigs (100%), pain on abdominal palpation in 22 (90%), lethargy in 21 (88%), tachypnea in 19 (79%), vomiting in 14 (58%), and tachycardia in 13 (54%). Read More