Document Type: Clinical Report

Authors

Department of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.

Abstract

Case Description- A 2-years-old female Iranian cross-breed goat with a history of chronic anorexia and intermittent regurgitation after eating food or drinking water was referred to the Veterinary Clinic.
Clinical Findings- In clinical examination, persistent fever, swelling of distal portion of the neck, clinical evidence of laryngeal and pharyngeal dysfunction was detected.
Treatment and Outcome- A fiberoptic endoscopic examination and positive-contrast radiography revealed megaesophagus. The animal was not treated because of postoperative complications.
Clinical Relevance- Megaesophagus is a dilatation and atony of the body of the esophagus which occurs sporadically in animals and rarely in ruminants.

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