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Pathology in Practice

Kristen M. Merrill DVM1, Dana LeVine DVM, PhD1, and Jodi D. Smith DVM, PhD1
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  • 1 1Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.
  • | 2 2Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011.

A 6-month-old 20.2-kg (44.4-lb) sexually intact female Labrador Retriever was evaluated at a veterinary teaching hospital because of a 10-day history of anorexia, vomiting, and lethargy and a 4-day history of ascites. Eleven days prior to the evaluation at the hospital, the dog had been examined by the referring veterinarian because of acute vomiting. Abdominal radiography revealed no abnormalities. The dog was sent home, and the owner was instructed to provide supportive care for suspected gastroenteritis. The dog was reexamined 5 days later because of a lack of improvement. At that time (day 6), results of a CBC were

Contributor Notes

Dr. Merrill's present address is Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211.

Address correspondence to Dr. Smith (jdismith@iastate.edu).