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dc.contributor.authorLitteer, Jessica
dc.description.abstractA 6-year-old female alpaca in late gestation presented to the Large Animal Medicine Service at Cornell University Hospital for Animals for evaluation and treatment of acute hemorrhage due to a vaginal tear. Although the hemorrhage stopped shortly after presentation, her packed cell volume (PCV) and total protein (TP) continued to fall over the subsequent 24 hours. A whole blood transfusion was performed with minimal complications using a donor alpaca supplied by the farm manager. One day following admission, no evidence of fetal life could be detected using transabdominal ultrasonography. A Caesarian section was performed after the alpaca failed to abort the deceased fetus. The alpaca remained stable and was discharged to the farm manager five days later.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior seminar paperen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSeminar SF610.1 2004 L58
dc.subjectAlpaca -- Diseases -- Case studiesen_US
dc.titleMedical management of acute hemorrhage in an alpacaen_US
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