Successful treatment of uterine torsion in a cat with severe metabolic and haemostatic complications

Ridyard, A.E. , Welsh, E.A. and Gunn-Moore, D.A. (2000) Successful treatment of uterine torsion in a cat with severe metabolic and haemostatic complications. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 2(2), pp. 115-119. (doi: 10.1053/jfms.2000.0082) (PMID:11716604)

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Abstract

A peri-parturient fifteen-month-old female Maine Coon cat was presented with extreme weakness and depression, profound hypovolaemia and hypothermia. Severe hyperkalaemia, hyponatraemia and anaemia were detected. Disseminated intravascular coagulation was suspected due to marked prolongation of activated partial thromboplastin time. Uterine torsion was diagnosed at exploratory laparotomy. The cat made a full recovery following ovariohysterectomy and intensive supportive therapy.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ridyard, Ms Alison
Authors: Ridyard, A.E., Welsh, E.A., and Gunn-Moore, D.A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN:1098-612X
ISSN (Online):2055-1169

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