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Table 1 Number of puppies and kittens where BENT ¾, STRAIGHT, BENT, NEMU or the weight-based formulas were found in the esophagus, the stomach or exceeded MAX US1, MAX US2 and MAX VISUAL

From: Verifying the placement and length of feeding tubes in canine and feline neonates

  In the oesophagus In the stomach (between Cardia US and MAX US1) Further away than MAX US1 Further away than MAX US2 Further away than MAX VISUAL
KITTENS (n = 28)
 BENT ¾ 24 4 0 0 0
 STRAIGHT 10 17 1 0 0
 BENT 0 14 14 4 1
 NEMU 0 0 28 26 13
 Formula Cardia: Ycardia=5.31+2.7*X 16 12 0 0 0
 Formula stomach: Ystomach=6.31+2.73X 0 15 13 3 0
PUPPIES (n = 25)
 BENT ¾ 18 7 0 0 0
 STRAIGHT 10 13 2 0 0
 BENT 0 20 5 4 1
 NEMU 0 2 23 23 21
 Formula Cardia: Ycardia=7+1.7*X 13 12 0 0 0
 Formula stomach: Ystomach=6.31+2.73X 0 14 11 1 0