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1

shock dose fluids

60=90ml/kg/hr (fraction of this eg 20-30ml over 20mins)

2

What BP are you aiming for with shock tx?

MAP of 70 mmHg

3

If a benign lesion on the spleen is removed with splenectomy, what is the px?

Curative - very good! But hard to tell apart from mlalignant

4

What is the most common cause of non-traumatic acute haemabdomen in dogs?

Haemangiosarcoma

5

Px for HS spleen?

splenectomy will be palliative to stop the bleed
- 3-12weeks surivial
- +chemo 6mo

6

Do dogs and cats need to be blood typed before transfusion?

- Dogs can have first one but must be typed after that
- Cats too risky, always type before transfusion

7

What syndrome is commonly seen with splenic HS?

DIC so do coag tests!

8

rISKS OF SPLENECTOMY?

> gastritis/pancreatitis
- compromised blood supply
> anaesthesia
> infection
> haemorrhage
- losoe ligatures
- DIC
> cardiac arrhythmias
- esp. common with splenic masses
- can tx with antidysrhythmics but only if BP/HR causing significant problem

9

What chemo agent is particularly good for HS?

Doxorubicin containing protocols (beware cardiac effects)