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trichobezoar

 [trik″o-be´zor]
a bezoar composed of hair; hairball.

trichobezoar

/tricho·be·zoar/ (-be´zor) a bezoar composed of hair.
A bolus of hair in the stomach or farther downstream in the gastrointestinal tract, often of a trichophagic person with trichotillomania

trichobezoar

Bezoar, hairball Psychology A bolus of hair, usually found in the stomach of a person who may have “issues”. See Bezoar.

trich·o·be·zoar

(trik'ō-bē'zōr)
A hair cast in the stomach or intestinal tract.
Synonym(s): hair ball, pilobezoar.

trichobezoar

A ball of swallowed hair in the stomach or intestine, usually of a mentally retarded or psychotic person.

trichobezoar

rounded masses of felted hairs caused by animals licking themselves. Common in cats ('hairballs'), particularly the longhaired varieties, in rabbits and in shaggy cattle wintered outdoors. Can cause pyloric or intestinal obstruction and in cats, occasional vomiting. A common finding in the abomasum of normal ruminants during abattoir slaughter.
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Many rabbits afflicted with hair balls are found to be on a high carbohydrate, low fibre diet.
You can treat hair balls with a commercial hair/fur ball product and butter can also sometimes help.
You can prevent hair balls by grooming the cat regularly with a comb and brush.
Cats use their tongue and teeth for grooming, but hard licking may result in too much hair being ingested and hair balls forming in the stomach.
Identification and removal of three hair balls from stomach done.
Common culprits include foreign bodies like hair balls or undigested portions of a cat's prey.
Just one sheet of his inventory on his natural history finds reads: tooth of elephant, mummified rat, hair balls taken from the stomachs of fat cattle slaughtered at Holmfirth, skull of albatross and tusk of wild boar and bones of the flightless moa (now extinct) from New Zealand .
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MY sixyear-old cat has been suffering really badly with hair balls - it seems to be getting worse lately.
HAIR balls are common in cats and can cause problems if they build up in the stomach and are not cleared.