Linear foreign body Obstruction in a 3-year-old FS Pot Bellied pig: Our November Case Of the Month 2015
"Taylor Ham" for Thanksgiving? Not if Dr. Paul Sedlacek and his scanning wondertechs Jennifer Nolan & Pam Tosto with Virtual Lindquist on interpretation have anything to do with it. :) "Taylor Ham,” (Yes, that’s her name!) the 3-year-old domesticated Pot Bellied Pig presented to Animal Clinic of Morris Plains with GI signs and, well... a history of "dietary indiscretion.” It's a pig so how do we define "dietary indiscretion??" Anyway see what we found with the SonoPath trained scanning technicians at ACMP in Morris Plains, New Jersey, USA.
The patient was presented for evaluation due to severe vomiting. The vomiting stopped but the patient was now anorexic. The patient was quiet with a thin body condition. CBC found a low WBC of 3.7. Blood chemistry found albumin 3.7, total protein 7.0, ALKP 43, BUN 43, and cholesterol 79.