Today’s case is a 5-year-old male neutered Labrador Retriever with a one-day history of vomiting and anorexia. What’s your diagnosis?
There is a large amount of solid material in the stomach, with separation from the gastric wall. This is also visible in the pyloric region on the left lateral projection surrounded by air, indicating it is fixed in the pyloric region. The duodenum appears plicated on the v/d projection, and there are multiple additional loops with a plicated pattern in the mid abdomen. There are also unusually shaped gas bubbles within the intestinal loops, and several loops appear enlarged, containing foreign material. The liver, spleen, kidneys, and urinary bladder appear normal.
Small intestinal mechanical obstruction by a linear foreign body located in the stomach and small intestine. At surgery, foreign material comprised of cloth and plastic were removed from the stomach and small intestine.