Vet Surgery – Baby Koala Surgery Video by Dr. Gerardo Poli

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Intestinal torsion

Intestinal torsuon in animals is a common cause of acute bowel obstruction. When an intestine twists around itself and the mesentery that surrounds it, it results in a volvulus or simply put intestinal torsion. Symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and bloody stool may occur.

Warning: This video contains graphic scenes of a veterinary procedure.
As emergency vets we have to be prepared for animals in any medical crisis but a BABY KOALA with an INTESTINAL TORSION was a challenge we had never faced before…