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Diagnostic Imaging in Veterinary Dental Practice

Ana Nemec DVM, PhD1 and Boaz Arzi DVM2
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  • 1 William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616.
  • | 2 William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA 95616.
History and Physical Examination Findings

An 8-year-old 23.5-kg (51.7-lb) spayed female Siberian Husky was evaluated because of a firm, 15-mm, right suborbital swelling that had not changed in size or appearance since it had first been noticed 7 weeks earlier. At the time of initial examination by the referring veterinarian, signs of pain were evident during manipulation of the mass, along with severe focal gingivitis and gingival recession at the right maxillary fourth premolar tooth. The dog was treated with meloxicam (0.2 mg/kg [0.09 mg/lb], SC, once), cefazolin (20 mg/kg [9.1 mg/lb], SC, once), and enrofloxacin (3.7 mg/kg [1.7 mg/lb],

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Nemec (anemec@ucdavis.edu).