The Andys Veterinary Hospital


Megaesophagus is loss of tone and motility of the esophagus, which often results to diffuse dilation of the esophagus and clinical sign seen is mostly regurgitation. This condition can be either congenital or acquired.

In addition to regurgitation, other signs includes aspiration pneumonia which develops when there is entrance of food or liquid into the lungs. Other common symptoms include vomiting, cough, nasal discharge increased respiratory noises, weight loss, extreme hunger or lack of appetite and poor growth.

Visiting your veterinarian will help in diagnosing megaesophagus after a series of tests which includes x rays. Treatment is normally addressed towards the underlying cause of megaesophagus, in addition to supportive care aiming at providing therapy for minimizing regurgitation, providing ample nutrition and resolving aspiration pneumonia.

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