Case of the Month

Case Of the Month​

The patient is a 14 month old M Miniature Australian Shepherd dog who presented with an acute case of vomiting, lethargy and ataxia.  The owner was unaware of any exposure to toxins or ingestion of obstructive material. Physical exam: 10% dehydrated; mm pink but tacky; abdomen tender on palpation; weight wnl. CBC/Chem: WBC 21,120, decreased…

December 31, 2015

The patient was presented for a fractured leg. A high-resolution Computed Tomography of the right distal tibia and fibula was performed; bone window plain and post contrast series images were obtained.

November 16, 2015

The patient was presented for evaluation due to severe vomiting. The vomiting stopped but the patient was now anorexic. The patient was quiet with a thin body condition. CBC found a low WBC of 3.7. Blood chemistry found albumin 3.7, total protein 7.0, ALKP 43, BUN 43, and cholesterol 79.

October 23, 2015

A 10-year-old FS English Bulldog was presented due to diarrhea, decreased appetite, and vomiting 3-4 times in a day. An interstitial lung pattern was seen on radiographs. Upon physical examination the patient was QAR with a painful abdomen upon palpation. A CBC found WBC 18.8, neutrophils 15416, monocytes 1692, and 0 eosinophils. A blood chemistry…

August 26, 2015

An 8-year-old MN Ragdoll cat was presented for examination due to ADR. Blood chemistry found hypokalemia, elevated liver enzymes, hyponatremia, and a CPK of 11981. Urinalysis showed a specifi gravity of 1.039, pH 7.5, 3+ protein, RBC 11-20, and WBC 2-3.

August 21, 2015

The patient was presented with a history of lameness in the left rear leg. Physical Exam was inconclusive regarding cranial drawer in the left stifle. 

August 17, 2015

The patient was presented for significant swelling on the face and difficulty breathing. The patient recently had surgery to remove a tumor from the medial canthus of the left eye. The pathology report revealed a low-grade hemangiosarcoma. The surgical borders were not clear. There is now a round, slightly raised, firm mass on the bridge…

August 2, 2015

Presented for Fanconi-like clinical signs. Ultrasound revealed possible liver shunt. Physical exam was unremarkable.

July 31, 2015

History of osteosarcoma confirmed with biopsy. CT performed for surgical planning.

June 19, 2015

A 6-year FS Havanese with history of vomiting (mostly at night and in morning) for a few weeks; no diarrhea. Recent bloodwork found ALB 16, TP 40, GLOB 24 with other parmaters WNL. A fecal was negative. Urine SG 1.035, no protein on chemstrip and urine pro:crea ratio was pending.

June 19, 2015
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