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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
630 Agriculture
Deposited On:13 Jul 2009 04:44
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:17
Additional Information:The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Publisher DOI:10.1111/j.1532-950X.2009.00530.x
PubMed ID:19538669

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