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.
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.