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Management of acute bleeding in a shetland pony during surgery for foreign body removal


Corona, Daniele; Brünisholz, Hervé P; Junge, Hannah K; Bettschart-Wolfensberger, Regula (2019). Management of acute bleeding in a shetland pony during surgery for foreign body removal. Veterinary Record Case Reports, 7(2):e000737.

Abstract

A 180-kg, male neutered 15-year-old shetland pony was referred to the authors’ clinic with a chronic purulent wound on the left flank and mild weight loss. Surgical treatment under sedation with local anaesthesia was already attempted twice, but each time within two months a new fistula was evident. Abdominal ultrasound exam revealed a possible abscess in the abdomen with no clear margins, indicative of extension of infected tissue or the presence of a foreign body. General anaesthesia for wound curettage surgery was scheduled. Complication during anaesthesia was a massive unexpected acute bleeding from adhesions of the abscess to the spleen, caused by a foreign body which had probably perforated the stomach.

Abstract

A 180-kg, male neutered 15-year-old shetland pony was referred to the authors’ clinic with a chronic purulent wound on the left flank and mild weight loss. Surgical treatment under sedation with local anaesthesia was already attempted twice, but each time within two months a new fistula was evident. Abdominal ultrasound exam revealed a possible abscess in the abdomen with no clear margins, indicative of extension of infected tissue or the presence of a foreign body. General anaesthesia for wound curettage surgery was scheduled. Complication during anaesthesia was a massive unexpected acute bleeding from adhesions of the abscess to the spleen, caused by a foreign body which had probably perforated the stomach.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Equine Department
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Clinical Diagnostics and Services
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 May 2019
Deposited On:19 Dec 2019 10:10
Last Modified:19 Dec 2019 10:11
Publisher:British Veterinary Association
ISSN:2052-6121
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1136/vetreccr-2018-000737

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