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Gastric torsion

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Gastric torsion

Guinea pigs are susceptible to gastric conditions, including gastric dilatation (bloat). This can be a precursor to gastric torsion, which can be a rapidly fatal condition, unless emergency veterinary treatment is sought and implemented.

An xray of a guinea pig with gastric dilation
©Sarah Pellett

What is a gastric torsion?

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What signs might my guinea pig show?

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What should I do if I think my guinea may have a gastric torsion?

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What causes a gastric torsion?

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