02742-A: Assessing Microvasculature for Intestinal Viability in Obstructed Small Intestines and Effects of Resection and Anastomosis Techniques

Grant Status: Open

Grant Amount: $8,677
Penny Regier, MS, DVM; University of Florida
January 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022

Sponsor(s): Golden Retriever Foundation

Breed(s): -All Dogs
Research Program Area: Gastrointestinal Disease
Donate to Support this Research Program Area

Abstract

Intestinal foreign body ingestion is one of the most common causes for emergency surgery in dogs. Frequently, the foreign material causes damage to the intestines requiring surgical removal (resection) of the dead portion of intestine and surgical connection or re-attachment of the remaining intestine ends (anastomosis). At present, assessment of the need to resect and anastomose bowel is subjective and there may be areas of intestine with questionable health or viability. Recently, a hand-held, non-invasive device, GlycoCheckTM, capable of imaging the smallest blood vessels (microvasculature) of tissues has been extensively studied in human medicine for quantification of vascular health. This study will use the GlycoCheckTM to assess areas of questionable intestinal health in dogs with foreign body obstruction and establish reference ranges that will aid the surgeon’s ability to assess small intestinal viability intra-operatively. This study has the potential to aid in reducing complications associated with foreign body surgery.

Publication(s)

None at this time.

Help Future Generations of Dogs

Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.

Learn How to Help

Connect With Us:
Get Canine Health News:
Please leave this field empty
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc

8051 Arco Corporate Dr.
Suite 300
Raleigh, NC 27617
(888)-682-9696

Tax ID# 13-3813813

   2020 GuideStar logo

© 2020 AKC Canine Health Foundation | Privacy Policy | Site Map

Site by Blackbaud, Inc.

Powered by Blackbaud
nonprofit software