Latest update: how do you diagnose a colonic torsion?

One of the many VETbytes features is its ‘latest evidence’ feed, which provides a snapshot of the latest evidence in bitesize form, recently added to the emergency and critical care module.

Rapid identification of colonic torsion is imperative to prevent significant ischaemic injuries.

A new study by Czajkowski and Fryer,* describes a rapid, low morbidity test that can be used in cases of suspected colonic torsion in dogs which may help to differentiate this rare condition from generalised ileus or small intestinal volvulus.

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*Czajkowski, P.S., Fryer, K.J. (2020)
Colonic torsion in 4 Great Danes
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care30 (5) 581-586

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