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Clinical History

An 8-year-old 40.5-kg (89.1-lb) neutered male Mastiff × pit bull–type dog with a history of joint problems and suspected torn cranial cruciate ligament had a sudden onset of anorexia, started vomiting bile and water, and died a day after onset of these signs. In view of the fact that this dog's death occurred shortly after a recent party in the house, the client suspected the dog could have gained access to potentially toxic substances during the event.

Gross Findings

On gross examination, the dog was in good nutritional status (body condition score, 6/9) but slightly dehydrated with mild

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A 4-year-old Holstein cow had a history of chronic emaciation and profuse brownish green diarrhea, which was entirely liquid and described as being like water from a hose. The cow was euthanized by an IV overdose sodium pentobarbital injection 5 to 6 weeks after calving because of extreme weakness.

Clinical and Gross Findings

At necropsy, the cow had a body condition score of 2 of 5 and was dehydrated. There was marked loss of muscle mass, serous atrophy of epicardial and perirenal fat depots, and fluid effusion in the abdominal cavity (1.7 L), thoracic cavity (700 mL), and pericardial

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A 6-year-old 29-kg (63.8-lb) spayed female Boxer had a 6-month history of immune-mediated hemolytic anemia that was initially managed with oral administration of prednisone (1.7 mg/kg [0.77 mg/lb], q 12 h) and mycophenolate (8.6 m/kg [3.9 mg/lb], q 12 h). Owing to a lack of response, cyclosporine (3.4 mg/kg [1.5 mg/lb], PO, q 12 h) was added to the treatment regimen after 1 month. After 3.5 months of treatment, the dog continued to receive mycophenolate and cyclosporine, and the prednisone dosage was tapered until the dosage was 1.1 mg/kg (0.5 mg/lb), every 24 hours. Approximately 4 months after starting

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A 38-kg (83.6-1b) castrated male pig was 1 of a group of 8 recently purchased 4-month-old feeder pigs, of which 4 had already died with signs of respiratory distress, coughing, and occasional vomiting. The pig (pig A) was submitted for necropsy to the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health at Michigan State University together with formalin-fixed lung samples obtained during a field necropsy from another pig (pig B).

Clinical and Gross Findings

At necropsy, the lungs of pig A were diffusely noncollapsing, rubbery, and pink, with random, coalescing, purple, slightly depressed areas (Figure 1). The trachea

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A 10-year-old 29-kg (63.8-lb) neutered male Australian Shepherd was referred to the Louisiana State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for further evaluation of a large, immobile, ventral cervical mass. The mass was an incidental finding during bathing of the dog 1 week prior. Initial diagnostic testing performed by the referring veterinarian included a CBC, serum biochemical panel, and collection of a fine-needle aspirate specimen from the mass. Results of the clinicopathologic analyses were unremarkable. Findings of the microscopic examination of the aspirate specimen were consistent with a cystic or hemorrhagic mass.

Clinical and Gross Findings

At the referral evaluation, physical

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An 8-year-old 9.5-kg (21-lb) spayed female miniature Schnauzer was referred for evaluation of acute dyspnea of 1 day's duration. Three months prior to referral, the dog had anaplastic sarcoma that had been surgically resected from the subcutis of the right antebrachium with incomplete margins. On initial examination, the dog was in respiratory distress with a respiratory rate of 72 breaths/min, a heart rate of 160 beats/min, and marked inspiratory effort. The patient was immediately moved to the oxygen cage, which resulted in minimal clinical improvement. Thoracic auscultation revealed decreased lung sounds in the right lung field. Marked stridor was

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Clinical History

A 2-month-old Holstein bull calf with a history of droopy ears and poor weight gain was submitted alive for euthanasia and necropsy to the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health at Michigan State University. The owner reported that 6 to 8 calves with similar signs in the same herd had died or been euthanized in the preceding 30 days; some affected calves had additionally developed signs of ataxia prior to death.

Gross Findings

The calf was euthanized with an IV overdose injection of pentobarbital sodium. At necropsy, the calf was markedly emaciated (40.9 kg [90 lb]), with

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A 9-year-old 14.6-kg (32.12-lb; body condition score, 4/5) spayed female Terrier mix dog was referred for evaluation of bilateral third eyelid prolapse of 2 days’ duration. No history of previous ocular disease was reported. The owner had noticed that the dog had had polyuria and polydipsia for several months.

Clinical and Gross Findings

Ophthalmic examination findings for the dog included a positive maze test response and positive menace, palpebral, oculocephalic, dazzle, and pupil-lary light reflexes bilaterally. Schirmer tear test results were 17 mm for the right eye and 14 mm for the left eye. For the eyes of healthy

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An approximately 9-year-old neutered male mixed-breed dog was evaluated at the Michigan State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital because of an ulcerated mass on the rostral aspect of the mandible. The mass was first noted approximately 3 months prior and had been surgically debulked twice. Recurrence of the mass was rapid after each surgery. Three years before the evaluation, the dog had a hepatocellular carcinoma (mixed solid and pelioid) that was incompletely resected. At that time, the dog underwent 4 cycles of chemotherapy (gemcitabine and carboplatin administered IV). At the evaluation, the dog did not have any clinical signs that

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A 9-year-old 27-kg (59-lb) neutered male Dalmatian was evaluated because of non-weight-bearing lameness and swelling of the proximal portion of the right pelvic limb of 2 weeks' duration. The dog had had a similar episode 6 weeks previously, which had resolved over a period of 2 weeks when treated with an NSAID and cold-packing of the limb.

Clinical and Gross Findings

The caudal aspect of the right thigh was swollen and firm; palpation elicited signs of pain. Serum biochemical analyses revealed high alkaline phosphatase activity (304 U/L; reference range, 20 to 157 U/L). Ultrasonography of the right pelvic limb

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