Joanne Paul-Murphy, DVM, DACZM

Dr. Joanne Paul-Murphy is a Professor in the Department of Medicine & Epidemiology and the Chief of the Companion Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine Program at the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine…

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Nasogastric Tube Placement in the Rabbit

Nasogastric tube placement in the rabbit is an excellent choice for the weak, dehydrated patient that requires enteral nutritional support. Use of a nasogastric tube can be less stressful and more successful than syringe feeding. Nasogastric intubation is also indicated in rabbits that will undergo surgery involving the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, or biliary tract. Use this video clip or text with still images to review contraindications and potential complications, equipment needed as well as the technique involved.