This section is from the book "Sporting Dogs. Their Points And Management In Health, And Disease", by Frank Townend Barton. Also available from Amazon: Sporting Dogs; Their Points and Management in Health and Disease.
Neither of these morbid conditions are of uncommon occurrence amongst dogs, more especially so in young dogs, but why this should be so, is difficult of explanation.
A twisted bowel is certainly not so frequently met with as a telescoped or intussuscepted one. In both cases inflammation is set up, chiefly confined to the area involved, or in those parts in juxtaposition to the lesion.
Practically speaking, one issue is the rule in both cases, and that is death.
Spontaneous reduction is rare, and as the diagnosis is attended with difficulty, relief by operation seldom attempted.
The true nature of these bowel complaints is generally only revealed on after-death examination.