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body temperature was measured; approximately 5 mL of blood was drawn from the brachial wing vein, the birds were then euthanized by CO 2 asphyxiation, and the spleens were collected from all birds. Blood was collected into a serum separator tube and

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

scan; 1, only incidental lesions present; 2, only thoracic disease present; 3, abdominal disease present but not affecting the organs of interest (liver, spleen, left kidney, or pancreas); 4, any vascular abnormalities present; or 5, any pathology

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

. Samples of eyelids, genital skin (if edematous), liver, kidneys, spleen, stomach, duodenum, ileum, cecal appendix, colon, reproductive organs (if present), heart, lungs, lymph nodes, and brain were collected from most rabbits; brain tissue was not

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

pylorus were in the normal anatomic positions. The small intestine was displaced caudally, and the serosal detail in the caudal abdomen was mildly decreased. The spleen was caudoventrally displaced in an orientation resembling a reverse C-shape, but its

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

, hypoechogenic spleen with an irregular capsule. The splenic parenchyma was heterogeneous with mixed echogenicity resulting from the presence of a mass in the mesogastric region. The mass measured 28 X 20 cm and had poorly defined borders, irregular margins, and

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

multiple enlarged lymph nodes (popliteal, axillary, prescapular, and mesenteric) ranging from 2.0 X 1.5 X 0.9 cm to 2.4 X 1.8 X 1.2 cm. The spleen was severely enlarged with diffuse irregular capsular thickening ( Figure 1 ) . On cut surface, the splenic

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

location. Although there was the presence of wet coat artifact superimposed over the abdomen, the serosal detail was preserved and adequate. On the ventrodorsal view, the mass was slightly to the right of midline, and the spleen was located adjacent to the

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

peritoneal space. Eight of 10 underlying causes are malignant neoplasia, with most being hemangiosarcoma. 1 – 4 Hemorrhage from a mass or nodule typically originates from the spleen but occasionally originates from the liver or other abdominal parenchyma

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

extension of bone formation as well as moderate spondyloarthropathy of articular processes of L4 and L5. The dorsal aspect of the spleen (head of the spleen) was considered to have been in a normal anatomic position, without radiographic signs of torsion

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

laboratory. On gross examination, the spleen had a well-demarcated, white, raised, soft nodule (1.6 X 1.2 X 1 cm). On the cut section, the intervertebral disks and the endplates of multiple vertebral bodies of the thoracolumbar region had well-demarcated dark

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association