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Updates and advanced therapies for gastrointestinal stasis in rabbits.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20682434     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gastrointestinal stasis is currently a vaguely defined term for decreased gastrointestinal motility. The term gastric stasis syndrome was previously proposed, but falls short of an accurate description, as in many cases portions of the gastrointestinal tract other than the stomach are affected. The term rabbit gastrointestinal syndrome (RGIS) defines a complex of clinical signs, symptoms, and concurrent pathologic conditions affecting the digestive apparatus of the rabbit. When ill rabbits present for examination it is important to determine if RGIS is present and if so, begin treatment and a diagnostic workup to determine underlying contributing factors. Identification of underlying cause is often difficult; many rabbits present with evidence of RGIS whereby attempts to identify an underlying cause are unfruitful. In many cases, these rabbits respond positively to supportive therapy including fluids, hand feeding, and motility-enhancing drugs.
Marla Lichtenberger; Angela Lennox
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1558-4232     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-04     Completed Date:  2010-11-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815628     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Milwaukee Emergency Clinic for Animals, 4670 South 108th Street, Greenfield, WI 53228, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis,  therapy,  veterinary*
Gastrointestinal Motility / physiology*

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