Atresia coli in a Japanese black calf diagnosed by a barium sulphate enema contrast radiograph in the standing position: a case report
K. Abouelnasr, M. Ishii, H. Inokuma, Y. Kobayashi, K. Lee, K. Yamadahttps://doi.org/10.17221/6267-VETMEDCitation:Abouelnasr K., Ishii M., Inokuma H., Kobayashi Y., Lee K., Yamada K. (2012): Atresia coli in a Japanese black calf diagnosed by a barium sulphate enema contrast radiograph in the standing position: a case report. Veterinarni Medicina, 57: 376-379.
A three day-old Japanese black calf was admitted with a history of abdominal distension and absence of defecation. Dilated loops of the small intestine and hypoplasia of the colon and rectum was observed upon a contrast radiographic examination in the standing position. At necropsy atresia coli with undeveloped rectum and patent anal opening was found. We conclude that a contrast radiograph in the standing position is useful for diagnosing atresia coli in such cases.Keywords:
atresia coli; contrasts radiography; enema; Japanese black calf; standing position