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G.D.V. SYNDROME Gastric Dilitation Volvulus- Bloat
« on: March 30, 2006, 12:22:20 AM »
G.D.V. SYNDROME Gastric Dilitation Volvulus- Bloat
To read the whole article and see the illustrations go to this site -first to define what "bloat" is, secondly, some of the causes of "bloat", and thirdly, how can it be prevented. things to watch for --- The initial indications of torsion and/or volvulus are the same as acute gastric dilatation, except that the distress displayed by the dog is more severe. The "prayer position" may be assumed by the dog due to it not wanting to stand or walk. [The "prayer position" is when the dog places its paws and chest on the ground and the hind quarters are raised.] The dog will breathe rapidly, the mouth membranes will be cold and pale, and the dog may collapse. If showing this rush the dog to a veterinarian now
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GDV -- Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (Bloat)
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2006, 02:39:18 AM »
What is bloat?

Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) is also known as "bloat," "stomach torsion," or "twisted stomach. GDV is an extremely serious condition, and should be considered a life-threatening emergency when it occurs. Dogs can die of bloat within several hours. Even with treatment, as many as 25-33% of dogs with GDV die. ... The University of Purdue recently conducted a study of hundreds of dogs that had developed GDV, and they calculated a ratio of likelihood of a particular breed developing the problem as compared to a mixed breed dog. For example, using the GDV risk ratio, a Great Dane is 41.4 times more likely to develop GDV than a mixed breed dog.

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