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ISRN Veterinary Science
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 238505, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/238505
Review Article

Imaging Evaluation of Dogs and Cats with Dysphagia

Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, The University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

Received 15 August 2012; Accepted 19 September 2012

Academic Editors: A. Berman and M. Malkinson

Copyright © 2012 Rachel E. Pollard. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The current literature is reviewed in this paper regarding the application of diagnostic imaging in the evaluation of swallowing disorders of the dog. The applications of radiography, contrast radiography, and contrast videofluoroscopy are discussed with pertinent case examples provided for emphasis. The indications for image-guided interventions are also described.