Fatal sand impaction of the spiral colon in a 1-month-old alpaca
Abutarbush, S. M.Petrie, L.
The Canadian Veterinary Journal. La Revue Veterinaire Canadienne
A 1-month-old cria (Lama pacos) was presented because of depression, anorexia, and diarrhea for 3 days. Although treated for enteritis (intravenous fluids and antibiotics), the cria's condition deteriorated. An abdominal radiograph revealed radiodense materials in the 3rd compartment and intestines. The cria died due to sand impaction of the spiral colon.