Gastric dilatation volvulus (also known as bloat or a twisted stomach) is a medical condition in which the stomach becomes overstretched by excessive gas content. It is also commonly referred to as
torsion and gastric torsion when the stomach is also twisted. The word bloat is often used as a general term to cover gas distension of the stomach with or without twisting. Meteorism, its name
derived from the writings of Hippocrates, is now rarely used in English. The condition occurs commonly in domesticated animals, especially ruminants and certain dog breeds.