• Saving lives: A multi-disciplinary approach to the patient with haemoabdomen

    Saving lives: A multi-disciplinary approach to the patient with haemoabdomen

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    Dogs and cats presenting with spontaneous? Haemoabdomen may have surgical or non-surgical underlying causes. Identifying non-surgical causes is critical for avoiding an unnecessary and potentially detrimental exploratory laparotomy, and careful pre-operative resuscitation is key for anaesthetic safety and surgical success. Some surgical causes e.g. a ruptured spleen are much more straightforward to manage than others e.g. a ruptured liver or adrenal mass so imaging and pre-operative planning are important. Practical tips for stabilisation and surgical management of haemoabdomen will be shared. The success of surgically managed haemoabdomen is also dictated by optimal peri-operative anaesthesia and critical care so careful attention needs to paid to these aspects. The latest updates on post-operative chemotherapeutic options and prognosis will be presented.


    Presented by: 

    Chair: Dr Richard Meeson, MA VetMB PhD MVetMed DipECVS FHEA FRCVS, Head of Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Veterinary College

    Speaker: Mr Simon Cook BSc BVSc MVetMed DACVECC DECVECC FHEA MRCVS, Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care, Royal Veterinary College

    Speaker: Dr Tamara Grubb, DVM PhD DACVAA, Adjunct Professor, Washington State University

    Speaker: Dr Andy Yale, Staff Clinician in Small Animal Oncology, Royal Veterinary College

    Speaker: Professor Vicky Lipscomb, MA VetMB CertSAS FHEA Dipl.ECVS MRCVS RCVS & EBVS, Specialist in Small Animal Surgery Professor of Small Animal Surgery, Royal Veterinary College

    Presented at London Vet Show 2021
    RVC Clinical Theatre 1
    Thursday, November 11th 12:00 PM

    Please note this session is not RACE-approved but you can still earn a CPD certificate.