An 18-month-old La Mancha wether was evaluated for progressive anorexia and lethargy of two weeks duration. Previous medical history had included suspected copper toxicity. Radiographs highlighted a distended rumen, and a rumenotomy yielded uniform ingesta devoid of normal stratification. The client elected for euthanasia and on postmortem examination an abomasal obstruction was identified. Histopathology demonstrated the presence of a pyloric hamartoma. This case describes the clinical presentation, clinical pathology, diagnostics and postmortem examination of a partial pyloric outflow obstruction in a goat due to a pyloric hamartoma.
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Contributors JSS oversaw the case and writing of the manuscript. CK performed the surgery and contributed to the manuscript. TH and MY performed the necropsy and histopathological examination. RB was the resident on the case and contributed to the manuscript. JB performed the anaesthesia and contributed to the manuscript. DAK contributed to manuscript construction.
Competing interests None declared.
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