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with a SI FBO based on radiographs, ultrasound, or CT scan and underwent exploratory laparotomy. All images were reviewed by a board-certified radiologist and/or radiology residents. Dogs were included regardless of acute or chronic onset of clinical

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

mixed-breed dogs that underwent laparotomy as part of a veterinary student surgical laboratory were included in the study. Dogs were obtained from USDA-licensed vendors and were considered healthy on the basis of results of physical examination. Dogs

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in American Journal of Veterinary Research

increased sensitivity for metastatic disease 17 – 19 and superiority for monitoring response to therapy. 20 While various imaging modalities aim to achieve diagnosis and/or prognosis, an exploratory laparotomy can be performed for diagnostic, prognostic

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Exploratory laparotomy is the gold standard for the diagnosis and treatment of dogs with gastrointestinal disease. This procedure is typically performed by means of a large incision, which may extend from the xyphoid to the pubis. 1 In humans

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

processes such as abdominal neoplasia affect CO and CI and the relationship of MAP to CI are not known. Therefore, the purpose of the study reported here was to measure CO and other hemodynamic variables in anesthetized dogs undergoing laparotomy because

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Ovariectomy and OHE are the most common surgical procedures performed in general veterinary practice. These procedures can be performed via laparotomy or laparoscopy As minimally invasive surgery becomes more common in veterinary practice, it is

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laparotomy in adult cows. 1 These anesthetic techniques are commonly used in laparotomy, such as omentopexy, abomasopexy, rumenotomy, and cesarean section. To minimize surgical pain, sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotics, anesthetics, and the strategic use of

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

In cattle, PFL is commonly used to correct abomasal disorders or to perform a cesarean section. 1 Postoperative complications associated with PFL include peritonitis, adhesions, hemorrhage, and SSI. 1,2 The incidence of SSI following laparotomy

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laparotomy are more informative than partial-thickness endoscopic biopsies. Endoscopic biopsies do not provide sufficient information to differentiate small intestine diseases such as IBD and IL in cats. 6 A surgical biopsy enables harvesting of a sample of

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surgically because nonsurgical treatment is associated with a low success rate and high relapse rate. 4,5 A commonly used yet invasive surgical approach is omentopexy via right flank laparotomy. 6,7 On the other hand, the more recently described 2-step

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