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Ursula Lanigan

Hi Scott.
Thank you for the information. Working in an emergency practice, this is very useful. I have yet to read the paper fully but was there a difference between cooked and raw bones when left in situ in the stomach? Usually if we have a dog that is vomiting that has a large bone in the stomach, particularly a cooked bone, we would usually go straight for gastrotomy. Our concerns would be if it was left, would it cause perforation, particularly if cooked. I do not usually go for endoscopy as I would be concerned about the length of anaesthesia if the scope was not successful and also the risk of causing oesophageal damage. No evidence for any of that, just my overly cautious mind!