Effect of Whole Body Vibration Platform in a Female Dog with Pyometra
World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress Proceedings, 2015
I.F.C. Santos; S.C. Rahal; L. Freire; C.R. Teixeira; L.R. Inamassu; M.J. Mamprim; J.G.F. Coris
Department of Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesiology, Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho," Botucatu, Brazil

The vibrating platforms are machines that promote whole-body vibration. Based on the combination of frequencies and amplitudes may be observed an increase of muscle activity, and vascular and endocrine effects. The aim of this report was to describe the effect of the whole body vibration (WBV) platform in a female dog with closed pyometra. A 2-year-old, 22 kg, intact Pit Bull female dog was admitted due to edema of the vulva without signs of discharge. Two months ago, the female dog had given birth, and no problem was reported. Physiological parameters, hematology, serum biochemistry and urinalysis were within normal range. An abdominal ultrasound revealed an enlarged uterus with hypoechoic luminal content suggestive of closed pyometra. The dog was submitted to a unique session of WBV platform (TheraPlate) at frequency of 30 Hz for 5 minutes, followed by 50 Hz for 5 minutes, and finishing with 30 Hz for 5 minutes. Purulent discharge was initiated 6 minutes following the exposure to WBV and remained continuous through session. E. coli spp. was isolated from discharge culture. Cephalexin was prescribed for 10 days. Seven days after WBV platform session, the vulva had normal aspect and no signal of discharge was observed. The uterine content was not visualized by ultrasound exam. However, ovariohysterectomy was indicated. Cysts on both ovaries and left uterine horn were found during the surgical procedure. Apparently, this is the first report about the use of WBV platform to stimulate cervix opening in case of closed pyometra.

  

Speaker Information
(click the speaker's name to view other papers and abstracts submitted by this speaker)

S.C. Rahal
Department of Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesiology
Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”
Botucatu, Brazil


MAIN : Practice Management : Whole Body Vibration Platform & Pyometra
Powered By VIN

Friendly Reminder to Our Colleagues: Use of VIN content is limited to personal reference by VIN members. No portion of any VIN content may be copied or distributed without the expressed written permission of VIN.

Clinicians are reminded that you are ultimately responsible for the care of your patients. Any content that concerns treatment of your cases should be deemed recommendations by colleagues for you to consider in your case management decisions. Dosages should be confirmed prior to dispensing medications unfamiliar to you. To better understand the origins and logic behind these policies, and to discuss them with your colleagues, click here.

Images posted by VIN community members and displayed via VIN should not be considered of diagnostic quality and the ultimate interpretation of the images lies with the attending clinician. Suggestions, discussions and interpretation related to posted images are only that -- suggestions and recommendations which may be based upon less than diagnostic quality information.

CONTACT US

777 W. Covell Blvd., Davis, CA 95616

vingram@vin.com

PHONE

  • Toll Free: 800-700-4636
  • From UK: 01-45-222-6154
  • From anywhere: (1)-530-756-4881
  • From Australia: 02-6145-2357
SAID=27