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  • 1 Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton, MA 01536.
  • | 2 Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton, MA 01536.
  • | 3 Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton, MA 01536.
  • | 4 Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Grafton, MA 01536.
History

A 5-year-old 3.4-kg (7.5-lb) neutered male Munchkin-Minskin crossbred cat was evaluated because of an acute onset of respiratory distress of 12 hours’ duration. The cat had been adopted 2 years ago and, at the time of adoption, had a 2-year history of chronic rhinitis that had been treated with long-term oral administration of antimicrobials and corticosteroids. After adoption, medications were discontinued and the cat underwent surgical turbinate reduction and periodic nasal flushes that were reportedly well tolerated. The day prior to hospital admission, the cat had recovered uneventfully from a nasal flush procedure performed under general anesthesia; however, the

Contributor Notes

Dr. Sweeney's present address is Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, 807 Camp Horne Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Address correspondence to Dr. Oura (trisha.oura@tufts.edu).