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Cholangiohepatitis and pancreatitis secondary to severe gastroduodenal ulceration in a foal - Buote, Melanie
A 2-month-old foal was presented with clinical signs of colic. Gastroduodenal ulceration was suspected. A poor response to medical treatment and signs of gastroduodenal obstruction led to celiotomy and an attempted bypass procedure. The foal was euthanized and postmortem examination revealed gastric ulceration, segmental duodenal stenosis, and severe chronic cholangiohepatitis and pancreatitis.
Malignant giant cell tumor of soft parts in a mare - Marryatt, Paige A.
Two subcutaneous masses were removed from the elbow of a mare. Histologically they were composed of islands of polygonal to plump spindlelioid cells with large nuclei, coarsely stippled chromatin, and eosinophilic cytoplasm. Findings were diagnostic for a malignant giant cell tumor of soft parts, a rare tumor with a fair prognosis.
Congenital nutritional muscular dystrophy in a beef calf - Abutarbush, Sameeh M.; Radostits, Otto M.
A 13-hour-old Aberdeen-Angus was involuntarily recumbent since birth. Congenital nutritional muscular dystrophy was suspected based on clinical findings, increased serum creatine kinase, and decreased serum vitamin E and selenium levels. Recovery followed after supportive therapy and parenteral vitamin E and selenium. Reports of this disease in newborn calves are unusual.
Retrospective analysis of etiologic agents associated with respiratory diseases in pigs - Choi, Young Ki; Goyal, Sagar M.; Joo, Han Soo
Twenty-eight hundred and seventy-two cases of respiratory disease in pigs were analyzed for their etiologic agents. Two or more pathogens were detected from 88.2% of the cases, indicating that porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) or swine influenza virus (SIV) combined with other bacterial agents was a common cause for porcine respiratory diseases in the mid-western USA.
Diagnosis of trichomoniasis in virgin bulls by culture and polymerase chain reaction - Parker, Sarah; Campbell, John; McIntosh, Kathy; Gajadhar, Alvin
The diagnostic test for Tritrichomonas foetus in bulls is microscopic examination of cultured preputial samples. Trichomonads other than T. foetus can be present in a preputial sample. Both a staining technique and a polymerase chain reaction assay were useful in differentiating between T. foetus and another trichomonad observed in samples from virgin bulls.
Computed tomographic appearance of epidural empyema in a dog - Nykamp, Stephanie G.; Steffey, Michele A.; Scrivani, Peter V.; Schatzberg, Scott J.
The computed tomographic (CT) appearance of epidural empyema in a 5.5-month-old, intact male boxer dog is described. Epidural empyema was diagnosed by means of CT, surgery, and bacterial culture. The imaging and pathogenesis of epidural abscesses and the pitfalls of differentiating caudal fossa lesions from severe cranial cervical lesions are discussed.