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very weird milk band must see*

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This poor little pinky was pushed away from the rest of the nest .. at first I noticed how thin it looked compaired to the very fat and healthy litter mates.

I removed him and looked him over to find something I have never seen before.
I thought worms but my mice have recently been wormed and on closer inspection it looks like his stomach (internally) might be broken and has leaked around his intestines.

it also had undigested milk comming out his anus.

has anyone else got any ideas on this?

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I would expect that if the stomach or intestine had ruptured, there would be more of a diffuse milky color throughout the entire abdominal cavity, rather than the high level of contrast in those bands.

My guess would be that the stomach is there, but that the pyloric sphincter (the muscle band at the bottom of the stomach that controls the amount of food that exits the stomach into the small intestine) is not fully functional. It looks like the milk isn't being slowed down at all on it's way through and the intestines are being literally flooded.
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