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Small Animal Clinical Case Challenges

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Clinical Case Challenge: Feline Hair Loss

A ten-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat presented to Foster Hospital’s dermatology and allergy service with a one-month history of progressive hair loss around her nose and below her eyes.


Resection of a Large Skull Mass in a Golden Retriever

Dominik Faissler, Dr. med. vet., Dipl. ECVN Background A 5.6-year-old, neutered male, Golden Retriever presented for a one-week history with a firm mass on the right side of the head. The mass was non-painful and… Read More

Severe Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca Accompanied by Ipsilateral Xeromycteria

Background: A 12-year-old male castrated Labrador Retriever presented to the internal medicine service with a two-month history of chronic right-sided nasal discharge refractory to antibiotic therapy. The referring veterinarian suggested computed tomography (CT) and rhinoscopy.… Read More

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Ferret with a History of Vomiting

Background: A one-year-old 0.62-kg (1.4-lb) spayed female ferret, Beyoncé, was referred to Foster Hospital for Small Animals for evaluation of a five-day history of vomiting. The ferret had been examined by the referring veterinarian 3… Read More

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Clinical Case Challenge: Vomiting, Azotemia, Elevated Liver Enzymes

An 11-week old female Golden Retriever presented for vomiting, azotemia, and elevated liver enzymes.

Clinical Case Challenge: Just another case of Leukocytosis?

A two-year-old, neutered male, Pitbull presented to Foster Hospital for Small Animals for evaluation following a one-week history of progressive lethargy, inappetence, and diarrhea.

Dark Mass Inside the Left Eye

A 9-year-old castrated male Labrador presented for evaluation of a dark mass inside the left eye. The owners noticed the mass recently. The dog had showed no sign of discomfort nor visual deficits and he… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: More Than Hip Dysplasia?

An eight-month-old Shetland sheepdog presented with an odd walk. His owners brought him to their primary veterinarian who diagnosed him with hip dysplasia and a limb deformity, but his condition appeared to get worse rather than better over the next few months.

Clincal Case Challenge: Test Your Knowledge!

Clinical Case Challenge: Just Another Neurological Symptom?

Lola, a four-year-old FS Yorkshire Terrier, presented for an episode of collapse. The owner described that Lola tried to rise from the couch, stiffened and then fell to the floor. The event lasted approximately ten… Read More