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Small Animal Clinical Case Challenges

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Clinical Case Challenge: Chicken with Distended Coelom

Penguin the chicken with an uncommon diagnosis

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Clinical Case Challenge: Canine Fever with Shifting Leg Lameness and Travel History

A 1-year-old Labrador retriever had fever, lethargy, and shifting leg lameness.

Clincal Case Challenge: Test Your Knowledge!

Clinical Case Challenge: A Collapsing Puppy

A 9-month-old spayed female Labradoodle was evaluated for collapse.

Clincal Case Challenge: Test Your Knowledge!

Clinical Case Challenge: A Cat with Progressive Lethargy

By John Berg A 9-year-old spayed female domestic short-haired cat presents with a two-week history of progressive lethargy. History The owners relate that she occasionally seems to have trouble rising and often seems to have… Read More

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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

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.