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Uveodermatologic syndrome concurrent with keratoconjunctivitis sicca in a miniature poodle dog - Kang, Min-Hee; Lim, Chae-Young; Park, Hee-Myung
A 5-year-old, intact female miniature poodle dog was presented with chronic ophthalmic problems, facial poliosis, nasal depigmentation and multiple areas of alopecia over the trunk. Bilateral uveitis preceded dermatologic signs by 5 months and gradually worsened. The dog was diagnosed as having uveodermatologic syndrome (UDS) concurrent with keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS). Treatment with immunosuppressive drugs resolved the dermatologic lesions, but uveitis continued to progress.
Comparison of commercial progesterone assays for evaluation of luteal status in dairy cows - Broes, André; LeBlanc, Stephen J.
Serum progesterone (P4) concentration was measured using 2 methods, and ovaries were examined by ultrasonography (US) to determine the presence of a corpus luteum (CL) in 101 lactating dairy cows. The concordance correlation coefficient between the 2 methods (Ovucheck and Immulite P4 assays) was high (ρc = 0.94); agreement between the assays on presence of a CL based on P4 > 1 ng/mL was excellent (Kappa = 0.88) and of each assay with US was good (Kappa = 0.63 for each).
Mandibular condylectomy in a cow with a chronic luxation of the temporomandibular joint - Sparks, Holly D.; Roquet, Imma; MacKay, Angela; Barber, Spencer
A cow, presented after being struck by a motor vehicle, continued to have difficulty eating after mandibular fracture repair. Imaging showed a temporomandibular luxation and a mandibular condylectomy was performed. Mastication improved greatly but the cow was euthanized due to infection. This is the first report of mandibular condylectomy in cattle.
Copper-associated hepatitis in a Pembroke Welsh corgi - Rifkin, Jean; Miller, Matthew D.
A 6-year-old spayed female Pembroke Welsh corgi dog was diagnosed with copper-associated hepatitis; an uncommon disease to which a variety of breeds are predisposed. This case report describes copper-associated hepatitis in a breed in which the disease has not previously been reported.
Management of dogs and cats with endotracheal tube tracheal foreign bodies - Nutt, Laura K.; Webb, Jinelle A.; Prosser, Kirsten J.; Defarges, Alice
Two cats and 3 dogs were treated for an endotracheal tube tracheal foreign body (ETFB) during recovery from general anesthesia. Bronchoscopy was used to remove the ETFB. Animals were clinically normal at discharge. While rare, ETFB can occur upon recovery from anesthesia. Bronchoscopy is an effective way to remove ETFB.
Ruminal acidosis in a 21-month-old Holstein heifer - Golder, Helen M.; Celi, Pietro; Lean, Ian J.
Rumen and blood biochemical profiles were monitored in 8 Holstein heifers exposed to a carbohydrate feeding challenge. One of the heifers had clinical signs consistent with acute ruminal acidosis on the day of, and subsequent to, the challenge. Within 24 h of challenge, 6 of 7 rumen volatile fatty acids measured were not detectable in this heifer and her rumen total lactate concentration was > 70 mM.
Sinusitis associated with nasogastric intubation in 3 horses - Nieto, Jorge E.; Yamout, Sawsan; Dechant, Julie E.
Sinusitis has not been reported as a complication of long-term nasogastric intubation in horses. We describe 3 horses that developed nosocomial sinusitis following abdominal surgery with associated perioperative nasogastric intubation. Sinusitis was suspected by the presence of malodorous discharge and confirmed by percussion, upper airway endoscopy, radiographs (n = 3), and bacterial culture (n = 1).
Hepatic alveolar hydatid disease (Echinococcus multilocularis) in a boxer dog from southern Ontario - Skelding, Alicia; Brooks, Andrew; Stalker, Margaret; Mercer, Nicola; de Villa, Eileen; Gottstein, Bruno; Peregrine, Andrew S.
A 2-year-old boxer dog from southern Ontario was evaluated because of acute onset lethargy. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a hemorrhagic, destructive, liver mass. Histology, immunohistochemistry, and polymerase chain reaction confirmed Echinococcus multilocularis as the cause of the hepatic mass. This constitutes the first description of endemic E. multilocularis in Ontario.
Cecal vascular hamartoma causing recurrent colic in an Arabian mare - Nolf, Marie; Maninchedda, Ugo; Belluco, Sara; Lepage, Olivier; Cadoré, Jean-Luc
A 5-year-old mare was treated for recurrent colic and weight loss by surgical removal of an intraluminal cecal mass. Microscopic examination revealed vascular hamartoma. A 6-month follow-up showed an improvement in the general condition of the mare. Vascular hamartoma should be one of the differential diagnoses for weight loss and colic.
Congenital urethral stenosis in a male miniature piglet - Pouleur-Larrat, Bénédicte; Maccolini, Edouard; Carmel, Eric Norman; Hélie, Pierre
A 2-month-old male miniature pig showed progressive abdominal pain, pollakiuria, and stranguria that progressed to complete urinary obstruction. Postmortem examination revealed idiopathic urethral stenosis at the level of the recess, of probable congenital origin. Urinary tract malformations should be included in the differential diagnosis of miniature piglets with urinary disorders.