A 7-year-old castrated male Borzoi was evaluated for acute lameness of the right forelimb, which was noticed after running in the owner's yard. The dog was treated by the referring veterinarian with anti-inflammatory medication and 8 weeks of rest without improvement.
On physical examination, an intermittent non–weight-bearing lameness was detected in the right forelimb. Evaluation of range of motion of the right carpus and application of pressure to the medial aspect of the carpus elicited signs of pain. Radiographs of the right and left carpus were obtained (Figure 1).
A 6-year-old castrated male Golden Retriever was evaluated because of a 5-day history of regurgitating all solid food within several minutes of eating; the dog was able to retain water and liquid food. The dog had an 11-month history of occasionally vomiting or regurgitating with associated coughing and gagging. The dog's behavior and activity level were otherwise normal. The only abnormality detected on physical examination was mild to moderate dental tartar. The dog had a body condition score of 4 out of 9. Results of a CBC, serum biochemical analysis, and urinalysis were within reference limits. Radiographs of the
A 9-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat was referred for evaluation of a 1 × 2 × 1-cm mass over the lateral aspect of the right pelvic limb. On palpation, the mass was firm, with irregular borders and an attachment proximally on the body wall. Twenty-nine months prior to examination, the cat had received a vaccine against rabies in the distal portion of the right pelvic limb. At 4 weeks of age, the cat had negative test results for FeLV and had subsequently never been vaccinated against FeLV or retested. Results of serum biochemical analysis and a CBC were