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Congenital anorectal abnormalities in six dogs
  1. N. N. Prassinos, DVM, PhD1,
  2. L. G. Papazoglou, DVM, PhD, MRCVS1,
  3. K. K. Adamama-Moraitou, DVM, PhD3,
  4. A. D. Galatos, DVM, PhD, DipECVA1,
  5. P. Gouletsou, DVM3 and
  6. T. S. Rallis, DVM, PhD2
  1. 1 Clinic of Surgery
  2. 2 Clinic of Companion Animal Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, St Voutyra 11, GR-54627 Thessaloniki, Greece
  3. 3 Clinic of Obstetrics and Reproduction, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly, Trikalon 224, PO Box 199, GR-43100 Karditsa, Greece


Congenital anorectal abnormalities were diagnosed in three male and three female dogs. One dog had anal stenosis, three had a persistent anal membrane, and the other two had an imperforate anus associated with a rectovaginal fistula. Five of the dogs were treated surgically, and four of them which were followed up for periods ranging from one to five years continued to pass faeces normally.

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