Aspectos clínicos e radiográficos de caprino com megaesôfago

L.C. Silva Júnior, L.C.P. Arruda, D.G.B. Silva, F.A.P. Soares, A.V. Borba Neto, J.E.B. Leite, P.C. Soares
2011 Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia  
A seven month old female goat showed neck swelling, apathy, appetite and weight loss, restlessness, increased salivation, cough, and regurgitation episodes which occurred post feeding. The animal was evaluated through both clinical and radiographic examinations. Plain radiography was performed and contrasted X-ray was done using barium sulfate. For radiological examination, the lateral projection was used for analysis. The results showed a radiopaque content in the esophageal lumen dorsally
more » ... tioned to heart with density and appearance similar to the rumen. A dilation of the esophagus was reported and a diagnosis of megaesophagus was made. In conclusion, contrast esophagography must be included in the diagnosis of megaesophagus in goats.
doi:10.1590/s0102-09352011000300033 fatcat:ctjyckyvvnavvdxjhfwu7cw3cu