Two aborted fetuses (A and B) from a 4-year-old ewe were submitted for an abortion evaluation. Fetuses A and B had a crown-to-rump length of 41.8 cm and 42.5 cm, respectively, indicating a gestational age each of approximately 19 to 21 weeks. This ewe was from a group of approximately 40 ewes. In this flock, 3 other ewes aborted; 1 ewe aborted midgestation and the other 2 ewes aborted around the same date and stage of gestation as this ewe. Another ewe in this flock gave birth to twins, one of which was stillborn and one that was weak
A 2-year-old 19.5-kg (43.5-lb) spayed female German Shepherd Dog was referred to a veterinary teaching hospital for evaluation of a neck mass and possible hip dysplasia. The dog had been bred in Oklahoma and raised in Kansas and Michigan.
Clinical and Clinicopathologic Findings
Physical examination revealed fleas, mild hyperthermia (39.4°C [103°F]), slight lameness of the right hind limb with signs of pain on extension of the hip joint, and multiple enlarged lymph nodes or masses in the left and right superficial cervical, popliteal, and inguinal areas. There was marked wear of canine, premolar, and molar teeth with extensive exposure