Rocky - Catch Of The Summer
Rocky was seen for a possible foreign body when the owner saw a fishing line hanging from his mouth. The owner cut away excess fishing line, leaving a small portion and presented Rocky to AAE. Radiographs (x-rays) confirmed a treble hook was in Rocky’s stomach. Using an endoscope, the hook was removed without the need for major surgery and Rocky made a full recovery. An endoscope is a special device used for various procedures and can be passed through the mouth, esophagus and into the stomach allowing visualization of stomach contents. It can be used to remove foreign objects or collect tissue samples for further evaluation.