Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Erfahrungen bei der Behandlung von Gebärmuttererkrankungen bei der Katze (2003)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Sohst, S.
    Kell-Oelzner, J.
    Busch, W.
    Kleintier-Praxis; 48 — S. 271–279
    ISSN: 0023-2076
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Vaginal discharge and bad general condition were the main reasons for taking the animals to the hospital, with abdominal enlargement as one of the main symptoms. The disorder developed in over 80% of the cats 8 weeks after they had been on heat. Abdominal palpation, X ray, and ultrasonic examination as well as occasional blood analyses were carried out to verify the diagnosis. In over 64% of the cases, the corpora lutea were found in the ovaries and in 25% cystic follicles occurred. Animals exhibiting permanent heat always had cystic follicles but never corpora lutea. In 96% of the cases, therapy consisted of the surgical removal of the pathologically changed uterus. Medical treatment was tried occasionally. As a result, almost 89% of the cats could be healed, and more than 11% of the animals died or had to be put down. In most cases, the disorder had existed for a long time, thus heavy damage to the great parenchyma was the reason for the failure of the treatment