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Pigs are used to model humans in gastrointestinal (GI) studies because of their comparable size, physiology and behaviour: both are monogastric omnivores. A porcine surgical model for testing novel, tethered ultrasound capsule endoscopes (USCE) requires a clean, motile small intestine. Recommendations for human GI tract preparation before the mechanically similar process of video capsule endoscopy describe using oral purgatives, while high-carbohydrate drinks are recommended before colorectal surgery. Reports of the GI preparation of pigs exist but lack technical details, that is, administration, efficacy and side effects. This report details feeding a high-energy liquid diet to 11 female pigs undergoing surgery and USCE which was readily accepted and easily administered, and which produced a clean, motile small intestine and caused no detectable physiological/behavioural abnormalities.
|Number of pages||4|
|Early online date||12 Oct 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2021|
- Food Withdrawal
- Gastrointestinal Tract
- Colorectal Surgery
- gastrointestinal tract
- capsule endoscopy
- food withdrawal
- colorectal surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Animal Science and Zoology
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Sonopill: Minimally Invasive Gastrointestinal Diagnosis and Therapy (Joint with University of Glasgow & Heriot Watt University)
Cochran, S., Corner, G., Cuschieri, A., Nathke, I. & Steele, B.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
27/05/13 → 14/12/18