Case of the Month

Case Of the Month​

A 2-year-old MN Doberman Pinscher presented on April 4th due to a sock foreign body. He underwent exploratory surgery with a resection and anastamosis. This was the second resection and anastomosis surgery for this patient since February. After the first surgery, the patient had a septic abdomen. After that surgery, he was managed with a…

May 5, 2022

Patient presents for suspicion of possible Cushing’s. LDDST did not support a diagnosis of Cushing’s, however the chemistry panel does have generalized increased liver values; all considered mild-mod. ALT, AST, ALKP all mildly increased. Mild thrombocytosis – likely excitement. SDMA mildly increased. BUN/Crea normal. Abdominal ultrasound was recommended.

April 14, 2022

A 3-month-old female French Bulldog puppy presents for a grade 5/6 heart murmur.

February 23, 2022

A 10-year-old male neutered FIV (+) DSH cat was presented for a mass palpated in the cranial abdomen. Weight loss of >2lbs. but acting normally otherwise. Physical exam found the patient with a BCS of 4/5 and a large spherical mass palpable in cranial abdomen. Radiographs showed a mass effect caudal to stomach with the…

December 21, 2021

An 11-month-old male neutered Labrador Retriever was presented for history of a grade 4/6 heart murmur and PMI aortic valve.

October 28, 2021

A 1-year-old, intact female Labrador Retriever/Great Dane mixed breed was presented for intermittent vomiting. Physical exam found the patient to be thin with pale mucous membranes, and missing left foreleg. The patient was treated with Cerenia after owner deferred diagnostics; while on Cerenia no vomiting was reported. Abdominal ultrasound was performed 12 days after initial…

September 21, 2021

Decreased appetite. Current meds: Metronidazole, Denamarin, Mirtazapine. ALT 393, T. bili 5.7, Mag 2.7, Chol 307, Amyl 1891, PSL 50, Lymphs 9, Mono 8, Neuts 11,680, Mono 1280,Eos. 1600, USG 1.048.

September 14, 2021

A 9-year-old female spayed labrador retriever was presented for ruptured CCL in the left stifle after chasing a ball. Upon physical manipulation the joint was found to be very unstable and it had a positive cranial drawer on CTT (cranial tibial translation). TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement) surgery scheduled.

July 6, 2021

Weight loss, diarrhea, decreased appetite, occasional weakness. Glucose checks have been consistently in the low 60s. HCT over 60%, ALT 299, AST 141, BG 61. Recheck BG 64.

May 25, 2021

Patient was presented for ataxia, icterus, lethargy, and vomiting.

April 8, 2021
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