Journal article

Cricopharyngeal dysphagia and phenobarbitone-responsive sialoadenosis in a Miniature Poodle

SAM McCann, M le Chevoir, L Lacorcia, BGJ Wernham, CS Mansfield

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

CASE REPORT: An 11-year-old male neutered Miniature Poodle was investigated for ptyalism, weight loss and anorexia. Cricopharyngeal dysphagia was diagnosed using fluoroscopy, and non-inflammatory salivary disease was diagnosed using a combination of cytology and computed tomography. The dog was successfully managed with phenobarbitone. CONCLUSION: To the authors' knowledge this is the first time acquired cricopharyngeal dysphagia and phenobarbitone-responsive sialoadenosis have been described together.