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Haemoabdomen is defined by a fluid with a haematocrit greater than 10-15%. The cause may be iatrogenic, traumatic or toxic. The most common cause of spontaneous haemoabdomen is a bleeding neoplasm such as haemangiosarcoma or hepatocellular carcinoma.

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  • Nelson, R.W. and Couto, C.G. (2009) Small Animal Internal Medicine (Fourth Edition) Mosby Elsevier.