Megacolon Figure 1d

Figure 1d: Genetic megacolon
Case history and photos

One of Missy’s rats, 4-week-old Malaki (seen below), had the genetic form of megacolon that begins to show at the time of weaning, when solid food is being given.

Missy reports that it was so severe that she was required to have Malaki euthanized. Had this rat not been euthanzied, he would have gone on to develop sepsis, and a resulting painful death.


genetic megacolon

Photo 1: Severe bloating of the abdomen

genetic megacolon

Photo: 2: The same rat showing severe bloating

Photos courtesy of Missy at Raisin’ Rats Rattery


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