Randomized Controlled trial on 21 puppies using Sildenafil suggests the drug reduces the LES tone and facilitating the emptying of the esophagus, could represent a useful drug for the clinical management of Congenital Idiopathic Megaesophagus in Dogs. Veterinary Record (2017) F. Quintavalla, A. Menozzi, C. Pozzoli, E. Poli, P. Donati, D.K. Wyler, P. Serventi, S. Bertini
The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) at the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine have identified an"LES-achalasia-like syndrome" in some dogs with idiopathic megaesophagus and have come up with a treatment plan:
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International Canine Megaesophagus Awareness
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Washington State University is offering Individualized esophageal motility imaging.
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ME Crisis in Latvia
There has been an unusually high number of megaesophagus cases reported in Latvia. Click here to learn more about the study currently being conducted.
This is the survey that veterinary clinics and hospitals are asked to complete to aid in the study findings