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. 2014 Sep;29(3):60-3.
doi: 10.1053/j.tcam.2014.09.002. Epub 2014 Sep 19.

Inherited and Predisposing Factors in the Development of Gastric Dilatation Volvulus in Dogs

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Inherited and Predisposing Factors in the Development of Gastric Dilatation Volvulus in Dogs

Jerold S Bell. Top Companion Anim Med. .

Abstract

This review article summarizes what is known as well as what is undetermined concerning the inherited and environmental pathogenesis of gastric dilatation volvulus in dogs. The disorder primarily affects large and giant, deep-chested breeds. A concise description of a typical dog affected with gastric dilatation volvulus is presented.

Keywords: Bloat; Breed; Genetic.

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