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2000
Volume 3
Issue 1
Topic:
Veterinary Medicine
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Nicpo˝ J. , Kubiak K. , Sapikowski G. 2000. ENDOSCOPIC EXAMINATION OF THE ANTERIOR PART OF DIGESTIVE TRACT IN CATS, EJPAU 3(1), #03.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume3/issue1/veterinary/abs-03.html

ENDOSCOPIC EXAMINATION OF THE ANTERIOR PART OF DIGESTIVE TRACT IN CATS

Jˇzef Nicpo˝, Krzysztof Kubiak, Grzegorz Sapikowski

 

ABSTRACT



In case of small animals the endoscopic examination of the digestive tract may apply to the endoscopy of esophagus, stomach and duodenum, which is described as the examination of the anterior part of the digestive tract (panendoscopy), or may be limited to examination of rectum and colon, which is described as endoscopy of the posterior part of the digestive tract. The examination was performed in the 12 cats of European race, various sex, 2-6 years of age and divided into 2 groups. We received some interesting results:

  1. Fibroscopy of the anterior part of digestive tract is a safe and very useful diagnostic technique to recognise esophagus, stomach and duodenum illnesses in cats.
  2. Olympus XQ 20 pediatric fibroscope can be used in endoscopy of the anterior part of digestive tract in cats.
  3. Esophagoscopy might be performed with stiff endoscope, which is of little use in gastroscopy.


Key words: cats, endoscopic examinantion, digestive tract.