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, no lameness was detected; however, palpation of the left forelimb revealed moderate effusion around the common digital extensor tendon sheath and a hard, well-delineated mass within the sheath proximal to the metacarpophalangeal (fetlock) joint. No

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-inflammatory medication and cage rest by the referring veterinarian with minimal improvement. On examination, the dog had a toe-touching lameness in the left hind limb. Physical examination revealed crepitus, medial buttress, joint effusion, and signs of moderate

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the initiated treatment. On day 3 of hospitalization, however, marked articular effusion of the right femoropatellar and medial femorotibial joints was noted. The left hind limb lameness had greatly improved, and a grade 3 of 5 right hind limb lameness

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patients often develop pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, or signs of right-sided congestive heart failure, including anorexia, weight loss, weakness, abdominal distention, dyspnea, and occasionally cough. 2 Cough is typically due to mainstem

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/5 lameness of the right pelvic limb at a walk. An audible click was appreciable on maximal flexion and extension of the right stifle joint, with palpable joint effusion both medial and lateral to the patellar ligament, decreased range of motion, and signs of

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abdominal serosal detail is likely attributable to emaciation, although peritoneal effusion or peritonitis cannot be excluded. Figure 2— Same radiographic views as in Figure 1 . Notice displacement of the pylorus (white arrow), severely distended

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of the distal fracture segment is evident. A large amount of solid, smoothly marginated, periosteal new bone surrounds the distal portion of the femur. Also evident are moderate soft tissue swelling surrounding the right stifle joint and mild effusion

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soft tissue opacity that is evident along the thoracic wall on the left may be indicative of pleural effusion. Figure 2— Same radiographic images as in Figure 1 . Notice the radiopaque structures (arrows) within the left hemithorax. In the

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diagnoses, then continue reading. Diagnostic Imaging Findings and Interpretation Radiographs of the stifles revealed moderate and marked effusions on the right and left, respectively; medial displacement of the left patella; and a large, well

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examination revealed non–weight-bearing left hind limb lameness with considerable left tarsocrural joint effusion. Fracture of the talus was suspected from the original radiographs, and additional views were obtained ( Figure 1 ). Figure 1— Lateral (A

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