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Small Animal Clinical Case Challenges

Lateral radiograph of the left front foot with an ovoid, partially mineralized soft tissue opacity at the dorsoproximal aspect of the third phalanx and a corresponding curvilinear lucent defect (*) in the dorsoproximal border of the third phalanx.

Equine Clinical Case Challenge: A Case of Hoof Abscesses and Limb Lameness

History A 21 year- old Thoroughbred mare presented to Tufts Equine Center at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center with a history of lameness and repeated hoof abscessation of her left front foot. The recurrent abscesses were… Read More


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

2 buttons removed from a ferret's abdomen

Ferret with a History of Vomiting

Background: A one-year-old 0.62-kg (1.4-lb) spayed female ferret, BeyoncĂ©, 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

Golden Retriever

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 Blepharospasm OS

HISTORY: A 21-year-old Standardbred mare presented for a three- week history of discharge and blepharospasm OS. Previous treatment included topical triple antibiotic ointment and systemic minocycline with no improvement. The mare was previously healthy with… 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.