Many dogs presenting with a splenic mass are at risk of significant bleeding, which may necessitate emergency stabilisation and surgery. However a smaller population of dogs are also known to be at risk of developing post-operative thromboembolic complications. The aim of this study is to assess the pre-operative coagulations status in hemodynamically stable dogs with splenic mass that undergo splenectomy. Pre-operative blood tests will be performed to assess for any potential clues that these dogs may be at increased risk of thromboembolic disease.
Dogs that are hemodynamically stable (HR <140, lactate <3 mmol/L and PCV ≥35%) with splenic mass that are undergoing pre-operative ultrasound examination and undergoing splenectomy.
Dogs not fulfilling above criteria.
Lactate level, platelet count and thromboelastography will be paid for by the study.