A left displaced abomasum in a calf due to a liver abscess
Darcy, a 4.5 month old red and white Holstein heifer, presented to Cornell University on April 11, 2009 with a 10 day history of inappetance and episodes of bloat. Problems on her physical examination included: tachycardia, dehydration, a distended left paralumbar fossa, bilateral ventral abdominal distention, fluid succussion on her left, and a left sided ping. Blood work showed a mature neutrophilia and slightly increased liver enzymes. Ultrasonography showed findings consistent with a left displaced abomasum and an intra-abdominal abscess. Surgery was elected for Darcy and she received antibiotics and a fluid bolus before surgery. Her surgery included body wall marsupialization of her intra-abdominal abscess and a midline abomasopexy. Additional antibiotics following surgery in the hospital and at home resolved Darcy's abscess. Marsupliazation and antibiotic therapy led to complete resolution of Darcy's abscess.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2010
Cattle -- Diseases -- Case studies; Cattle -- Surgery -- Case studies