Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-19588
Nuss, K; Forster, E; Reichert, C; Muggli, E; Braun, U (2009). Splenectomy for treatment of suppurative splenitis caused by a reticular foreign body in a heifer. Veterinary Surgery, 38(4):477-480.
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OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical findings and treatment of a heifer with suppurative splenitis. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical report. ANIMALS: A 30-month-old heifer. METHODS: Splenectomy in the standing calf after local anesthesia and 13th rib resection. RESULTS: The heifer had an uneventful recovery but was culled because of septic tarsitis 3 months later. CONCLUSIONS: Splenectomy is a useful treatment for cattle with traumatic splenitis if diagnosed early. Partial splenectomy may have prevented the late complication of septic tarsitis. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Suppurative splenitis is usually a complication of hardware disease and has a grave prognosis unless splenectomy is carried out.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||570 Life sciences; biology
|Deposited On:||13 Jul 2009 04:44|
|Last Modified:||30 Oct 2014 16:05|
|Additional Information:||The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com|
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