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Surgical management of an abdominal abscess in a Malayan tapir.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9830565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A captive Malayan tapir was observed to have inappetence, weight loss, signs of depression, mild dehydration and diarrhoea. Haematological and serum biochemical tests showed anaemia, hypoproteinaemia, hyperfibrinogenaemia and neutrophilia with a left shift. Ultrasonic examination of the abdomen under anaesthesia revealed a well-encapsulated abscess. The abscess was marsupialised to the ventral body wall. Culture of the pus produced a mixed bacterial growth. Antimicrobial therapy was based on bacterial sensitivity results. Follow-up ultrasonic examinations showed resolution of the abscess. Ninety-one days after surgery the tapir began regurgitating food and water. An abscess originating from the stomach and occluding the lumen of the duodenum was identified at surgery. The abscess ruptured during surgical manipulations and the tapir was euthanased.
R R Lambeth; A J Dart; L Vogelnest; C M Dart; D R Hodgson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian veterinary journal     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0005-0423     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust. Vet. J.     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-09     Completed Date:  1999-02-09     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370616     Medline TA:  Aust Vet J     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  664-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Veterinary Centre, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Camden, New South Wales.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Abscess / diagnosis,  surgery,  veterinary*
Anti-Infective Agents / therapeutic use
Chemotherapy, Adjuvant / veterinary
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents

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