Splenic hematoma and abscess as a cause of chronic weight loss in a horse.

S. Spier, G. P. Carlson, T. G. Nyland, J. R. Snyder, P. E. Fischer

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Abstract

An 8-year-old gelding with a 3-month history of anorexia and weight loss was found to have a massive subcapsular splenic hematoma. At flank laparotomy, 36 L of fluid was removed from the hematoma. The horse's condition improved after drainage. Fifteen months later, the horse became depressed and febrile. A splenic abscess containing Bacteroides ruminicola and Clostridium sporogenes was found at necropsy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-559
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Volume189
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1986

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  • veterinary(all)

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