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A 2-year-old spayed female domestic longhair cat was examined because of chronic nasal discharge from the left nostril. The cat had a lifelong history of upper respiratory tract infections, which were unresponsive to antimicrobial treatment and nasal flushes performed by the referring veterinarian. In the preceding 24 hours, the nasal discharge had become bilateral and the cat would cough up mucus and undigested food when attempting to eat.

At the time of referral, the cat had an increase in respiratory effort, with use of abdominal muscles and open-mouth expiration. Mucopurulent nasal discharge was present bilaterally. Ptosis, slight enophthalmia, miosis,

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Abstract

Objective—To establish an objective method of determining proventricular diameter in psittacine birds by assessment of lateral whole-body radiographic views.

Design—Retrospective case-control study.

Animals—100 parrots with no signs of gastric disease and 19 parrots with signs of gastric disease.

Procedures—Measurements were obtained for the following variables: proventricular diameter at the level of the junction between the last thoracic vertebra and synsacrum, maximum distance between the dorsal serosa of the proximal aspect of the proventriculus and dorsal border of the sternum, maximum coelomic cavity height at the level of the proximal aspect of the proventriculus, and maximum dorsoventral height of the keel of the sternum. The ratio of proventricular diameter to each of those measurements was calculated and compared among species within the group without signs of gastric disease and between the gastric and nongastric disease groups.

Results—No significant differences were seen among species of parrots without signs of gastric disease for any ratio, but there were significant differences between parrots with gastric signs and those without gastric signs for all ratios. Only the proventricular diameterto-maximum dorsoventral height of the keel of the sternum ratio had no numeric overlap between groups. Sensitivity and specificity of the ratio for detection of proventricular enlargement were both 100%. Six causes associated with proventricular enlargement were identified.

Conclusions and Clinical Relevance—Evaluation of the proventricular diameter-to-keel height ratio is a new method for evaluating proventricular size in psittacines. Ratio values < 0.48 indicate normal proventricular diameter and the absence of proventricular disease.

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A 6-month-old sexually intact female Labrador Retriever-Standard Poodle crossbred dog was surrendered to the Dane County Humane Society, Madison, Wis, with a history of urinary incontinence. Duration of incontinence was not clear on the basis of the history provided by the previous owner.

On physical examination, extensive urine staining of the coat was evident in the perineum and caudal aspect of the hind limbs. No other abnormalities were found on physical examination. Abdominal radiography, CBC, serum biochemical analysis, and urinalysis were performed. Bacterial cystitis was the only abnormality found, and aerobic bacterial culture of urine and susceptibility testing were

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