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From: K. Crassi
Date: 2001-04-05 20:09:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Potential splenectomy surgery

>As for the surgery itself, start at the free end and ligate the
>blood vessels as close to the spleen as possible. One does
>not want to ligate the gastric or pancreatic vessels. I would
>suggest a broad spectrum antibiotic for 10-14 days post-op
>and to recheck the PCV when the sutures are removed.
>Hope that helps,
>Jerry Murray, DVM

Thanks for your help Dr. Murray. I'll be taking him for a blood glucose
recheck next Wed and then we'll decide about surgery.

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