ENDOSCOPY DIAGNOSIS AND FOLLOW UP OF TREATMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL GASTRIC ULCER IN DOGS
Elfadadny A. R.*, Noha A. Beder, Shamaa A. A. and Nasr M. Y.
Diagnosis and treatment of dog’s gastrointestinal tract disorders have long been complicated. Endoscopy was used to examine the different grades of gastric ulcer in dogs experimentally and follow up response to acid suppressant drugs. Nine dogs were injected daily NSAIDs (diclofenac sodium and meloxicam) for 15 days for ulcer induction. Clinical, hematological, biochemical and histopathological examinations were carried out every 5 days parallel with endoscopic examination. Also, 3 dogs were undergoing treatment by acid suppressant drugs (ranitidine and omeprazole) for 14 days and follow up the response of treatment using endoscopy. The study revealed that the endoscope is the gold standard tool, more accurate and more sensitive than other methods for examination and follow up treatment of gastric ulcer in dogs.
Keywords: Endoscope, Stomach, Ulcer, Induction, Treatment, Dogs.
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