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Michigan State veterinarians save federal agent's sick K-9

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

An agent with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives credits Michigan State University veterinarians with saving his K-9 partner's life in late January.

Jeff Perryman of DeWitt tells the Lansing State Journal that he rushed Ike, a 7-year-old German shepherd, to an after-hours clinic where he underwent surgery for a twisted stomach when he first became ill around Jan. 22 while in Georgia. The dog became ill again after the pair returned to Michigan, so Perryman took him to the MSU Veterinary Medical Center.

Veterinarians performed an ultrasound and determined that Ike had a rare condition where the entire intestinal track twists. He underwent surgery a second time and was able to pull through despite low odds of survival.

Perryman says Ike has fully recovered.

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