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  • 1 1Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
  • | 2 2Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
  • | 3 3Indiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907.
History

A 10-year-old 24.6-kg (54.1-lb) spayed female German Shepherd Dog mix was evaluated because of signs of cervical pain of 1 month's duration and acute left pelvic limb lameness of 5 days’ duration.

Clinical and Clinicopathologic Findings

Physical examination revealed signs of pain during left tarsal joint manipulation and an enlarged left popliteal lymph node. Mild to moderate effusion was evident in the left tarsal region (Figure 1). Neurologic examination findings were considered normal other than signs of pain that were elicited on palpation of the midcervical region. Radiography revealed no obvious cervical abnormalities; however, mild thickening of

Contributor Notes

Dr. Winbigler's present address is Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, 29080 Inkster Rd, Southfield, MI 48034.

Address correspondence to Dr. Thomovsky (sthomovs@purdue.edu).