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An adult great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) of undetermined age and sex was brought to Willowbrook Wildlife Center after being found sitting at the side of a road.

Clinical and Gross Findings

On physical examination, the owl had poor body condition with mild cracks and dried blood on its beak as well as fluid buildup around the right elbow joint. The bird weighed 1.56 kg (3.43 lb). Radiography revealed multiple mineralized foci bilaterally in the scapulohumeral and stifle joints. Analysis of a sample of synovial fluid collected from the right elbow joint and left scapulohumeral joint also

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in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
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A 4-year-old 1.18-kg (2.6-lb) spayed female Yorkshire Terrier was referred to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital for neurologic evaluation. The dog had been losing vision and circling to the right for 6 months. The dog became ataxic and unable to right itself after falling 1 week prior to referral.

Clinical and Gross Findings

On neurologic examination, the dog had a left head turn and tilt, thoracolumbar kyphosis, and extensor rigidity of the pelvic limbs. The dog was nonambulatory and tetraparetic and would twist and roll (ie, alligator roll) to the left when attempting to stand. Placing responses

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A 3-year-old 40.5-kg (89.1-lb) castrated male Labrador Retriever–mixed breed dog was admitted to the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital because of a 10-day history of stridor and inspiratory obstructive dyspnea. The clinical signs were intermittent and paroxysmal (5 minutes’ duration/episode) and sometimes related to exercise.

Clinical and Gross Findings

At admission, findings of a physical examination, CBC, serum biochemical profile, urinalysis, and coagulation profile were unremarkable. The dog was breathing normally in the examination room. Tracheal radiography identified an intratracheal circular 1.7-cm-diameter soft tissue mass at the level of the fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae. The mass occupied

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