Obstruction of the small intestine caused by a hairball in 2 young beef calves
Abutarbush, S. M.Radostits, O. M.
The Canadian Veterinary Journal. La Revue Veterinaire Canadienne
Two beef calves, with a history of anorexia and absence of feces, were dehydrated and bloated on presentation. Intestinal obstruction was suspected based on clinical and laboratory findings. Hairballs obstructing the small intestine were removed surgically and the calves recovered. Intestinal obstruction due to hairballs has not been described before.