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  • n  abnormal twisting of the intestines (usually in the area of the ileum or sigmoid colon) resulting in intestinal obstruction
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  • Understanding inherited causes of canine bloat
    Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), or bloat, is one of the leading causes of death in dogs, second only to cancer for some breeds, and the number one killer of Great Danes. Despite its prevalence, the cause of bloat is unknown. A multi-disciplinary team is investigating the hormones motilin and ghrelin for the cause of the disease—and better treatments.
    Oct. 8, 2013 - Science Daily

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