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A 4-month-old 14.9-kg sexually intact male Chinese Shar-Pei was presented for right hind limb lameness. The dog had been vaccinated against canine distemper virus, hepatitis virus, Leptospira, parvovirus, parainfluenza virus, rabies virus, and Bordetella spp 16 days prior to presentation and became toe-touching lame in the right hind limb 14 days prior to presentation. This lameness progressed to non–weight-bearing lameness and did not improve with a course of carprofen (2.5 mg/kg, PO, q 12 h for 5 days) initiated 8 days prior to presentation. One day prior to presentation, serum biochemical analyses and a CBC

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An 11.5-week-old 2.6-kg sexually intact male domestic medium-hair kitten was presented to the emergency service for evaluation because of diarrhea, anorexia, and lethargy of < 1 day's duration. The owner had adopted the kitten 2 weeks prior to presentation, and the kitten had no previous medical history and was not administered any medications in the 2 weeks prior to adoption.

On physical examination, the kitten had a rectal temperature of 36.3 °C (reference range, 37.2 to 39.4 °C), a pulse of 200 beats/min (reference range, 140 to 200 beats/min), a respiratory rate of 36 breaths/min (reference range, 10 to

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A 15-year-old 2.35-kg spayed female Siamese cat was referred because of a history of chronic intermittent vomiting that had progressed over a 7-month period from twice weekly to vomiting daily. The patient had a 1-month history of diarrhea, polydipsia, polyphagia, weight loss, and diffuse muscle wasting. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was presumptively diagnosed 5 years earlier and was treated with a gastrointestinal supportive diet and prednisolone (0.75 mg/kg, PO, q 24 h), which moderately improved the frequency of vomiting. A CBC, serum biochemical profile, and measurement of thyroxine concentration were performed, and the abnormalities included mild anemia (30% [reference

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A 3-year-old 32.2-kg castrated male Labrador Retriever was presented to the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for evaluation because of anorexia and a painful left eye. The patient was evaluated by the primary veterinarian 4 days prior because of blepharospasm of the same eye with no known history of trauma. Results of fluorescein staining were negative, and the primary veterinarian empirically prescribed neomycin-polymyxin-B-dexamethasone ophthalmic ointment to be applied to the affected eye twice daily and oral administration of amoxicillin trihydrate-clavulanate potassium (12 mg/kg, PO, q 12 h) and prednisone (0.6 mg/kg, PO, q 12 h). The patient did

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An 11-year-old 27-kg castrated male Bull Terrier was evaluated because of left thoracic limb lameness of a few weeks’ duration. The dog was resident in the UK with no history of trauma or foreign travel. The dog had previously been diagnosed with allergic skin disease but was not receiving any treatment for this at the time of examination.

On physical examination, the dog had vital signs within reference limits. On gait examination, a moderate left thoracic limb lameness was observed. Signs of pain were elicited on palpation of the left humerus. No abnormalities were detected on routine hematologic and

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A 6-year-old castrated male Belgian Sheepdog was presented following a 20-foot fall from a ledge onto grass. On presentation, the dog was toe-touching lame on the left forelimb, with evident swelling of the left carpus. Remaining findings on physical examination and point-of-care bloodwork were within reference limits. Two-view radiographic images of the left carpus were obtained (Figure 1).

Mediolateral (A) and dorsopalmar (B) radiographic images of the left carpus of a 6-year-old castrated male Belgian Sheepdog with toe-touching left forelimb lameness and carpal soft tissue swelling following a 20-foot fall from a ledge.

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A 12-year-old 26.0-kg spayed female Labrador Retriever was referred because of high liver enzyme activities. During the few months prior to referral, the dog had developed polyuria, polydipsia, hyporexia, and abdominal distension. The owner reported these clinical signs as progressive. A concern for hyperadrenocorticism prompted referral for further diagnostic evaluation.

On referral examination, cranial organomegaly was appreciated on abdominal palpation. Diffuse epaxial and hind limb muscle wasting was apparent. Clinically important abnormalities on serum biochemical analyses included high activities of alanine aminotransferase (592 U/L; reference range, 16 to 75 U/L) and alkaline phosphatase (831 U/L; reference range, 8 to

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A 13-week-old 0.87-kg sexually intact female domestic shorthair cat was presented to MedVet Cincinnati's emergency service for evaluation of a suspected urinary tract obstruction based on the lack of recent use of the litterbox with concurrent onset of abnormal behaviors that included reluctance to greet the owner, inappetence, and lethargy. The owner reported that the patient had developed epiphora and nasal discharge overnight and had a sudden-onset of sneezing. No vomiting, diarrhea, or coughing was reported.

On examination, the patient was quiet, alert, and responsive. On physical examination, it was noted that the patient was atypically small in size

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A 3-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat was presented for a 1-day history of progressive vomiting, anorexia, and lethargy after vomiting a large trichobezoar. The patient had had a similar occurrence of clinical signs 14 months previously, and abdominal ultrasonography at that time was unremarkable. An exploratory laparotomy and gastrotomy were performed and revealed no clinically important findings. Results from several intestinal biopsies revealed mild plasmacytic lymphocytic enteritis, and the cat’s clinical signs resolved with supportive treatment.

On physical examination, the cat was dull but alert and responsive. A CBC and serum biochemical analysis revealed hyperglycemia (224 mg/dL; reference

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A 7-day-old 40-kg mixed-breed beef heifer calf was presented for recheck evaluation because of persistent signs of inspiratory dyspnea. Four days earlier, the calf had been examined because of labored breathing with marked abdominal effort that developed after the calf (unwitnessed birth) had been kicked and appeared rejected by its dam; was deemed to have had a clinically normal body temperature, pulse, and behavior and no obvious signs of dysmaturity or congenital defects; and then tube fed 2 L of colostrum harvested from its dam. During the initial examination 4 days earlier, the calf was febrile (rectal temperature unknown),

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