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What Is Your Neurologic Diagnosis?

Michaela J. Beasley DVM1, Andrew Shores DVM, PhD, DACVIM2, and John T. Hathcock DVM, MS, DACVR3
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  • 1 Small Animal Clinic, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849.
  • | 2 Small Animal Clinic, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849.
  • | 3 Small Animal Clinic, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849.

A 5-year-old 25-kg (55-lb) castrated male Siberian Husky was evaluated because of sudden onset of circling 7 days earlier. Muscle atrophy of the right temporalis muscle became evident 5 days prior to the scheduled appointment. Bilateral corneal dystrophy and keratoconjunctivitis sicca of the right eye were diagnosed by the referring veterinarian approximately 1 month prior to the onset of the clinical signs.

During physical examination, the dog was quiet, alert, and responsive. No abnormalities were detected during auscultation of the heart and lungs; heart and respiratory rates were within reference limits. The mucous membranes were pink and slightly dry with

Contributor Notes

This feature is published in coordination with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine on behalf of the specialty of neurology.

Contributors to this feature should contact Dr. Helen L. Simons (800-248-2862, ext 6692) for case submission forms.

Completed forms will be sent to Dr. Karen Kline, DVM, MS, DACVIM, for her review.

Address correspondence to Dr. Beasley.