Elsa, a young female Mastiff, suffered a gastric dilatation/volvulus (GDV) and was successfully treated for this surgically at a neighbouring practice. They undoubtedly saved her life, but a few days later, she started going downhill, and Roger scanned her with us at West Midlands Referrals. It was apparent that her gall bladder had ruptured due to the GDV, causing septic peritonitis. This would be fatal if left untreated.
We re-opened the abdomen and removed the ruptured gall bladder. and flushed out the abdomen before re-closing. Then it was a question of aggressive antibiotics and fingers crossed.
15th December 2016