Management of the Animal with an Acute Abdomen

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This practical lecture will use a case-based approach to discuss management of animals presenting with acute abdomen. Prompt and aggressive care is often the difference between managing these cases successfully and having them die. Topics will include management of animals with peritonitis, pancreatic abscesses, splenic torsio,n and others. The goal of these lectures is to ensure that the general practitioner can recognize and manage animals presenting with an acute abdomen and quickly determine the therapy needed.

Program Track:  Small Animal

CE Credits:  1.5

Available To:  All Attendees

Fee:  $0.00


Theresa Fossum DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS

Theresa (Terry) W. Fossum is VPR and a Professor - Surgery at Midwestern University. She graduated from WSU CVM in 1982. After completing an internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital, she went on to do a surgery residency (ACVS; 1987) and MS at the Ohio State University. She joined the faculty at Texas A&M later that year. In 1992, she completed a PhD in Veterinary Microbiology. Dr. Fossum is the author of Small Animal Surgery.