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Flashcards in Pyometra Deck (8)
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Condition also known as

Cystic endometrial hyperplasia

2

Pathophysiology

Cystic changes in uterus
Bacterial infection during oestrus
Large accumulation of pus
Toxins enter blood stream

Risk of peritonitis if ruptures

3

Aetiology

Bacterial infection of uterus

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Who is condition more common in

Older bitches who’ve had several seasons

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What is an additional risk factor

Hormone therapy for mismating or season suppression

6

Clinical signs of open pyo (5)

Bloody purulent discharge
Distinctive odour
Pyrexia
Anorexia
Polydipsia

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Clinical signs of closed pyo (4)

Distended abdomen
Vomiting
Dehydration
Shock

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Diagnosis (4)

Hx/cs/exam
Haem
Radiography
Ultrasound