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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

Clinical Case Challenge – Head Shaking & Ear Scratching

Murphy, a nine-year-old, male, castrated Golden Retriever presented to his referring veterinarian for shaking his head and scratching at his ears.

Clinical Case Challenge: Just another case of idiopathic IMHA?

A six-year-old, female spayed terrier mix originally presented to her referring veterinarian for a two-week history of lethargy and inappetence.

Clinical Case Challenge: Feline with Severe Neurological Signs

A 6-year-old rescued cat, fed mainly with canned fish, was admitted as an emergency to the Neurology Department at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for severe neurological signs.

Clinical Case Challenge: Blepharospasm of the Right Eye

History An 8-year-old spayed female Boxer was presented for a 3-week history of blepharospasm in the right eye. Her primary care veterinarian had initially diagnosed a corneal ulcer and prescribed neomycin/bacitracin/polymyxin ophthalmic ointment. The ulcer… Read More

Clinical Case Challenge: Nutrition

History/Case Details Cole, a 10-year-old male neutered Dalmatian, was presented to the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center’s Emergency Service with stranguria. He had a large, unexpressable bladder, a III/VI systolic murmur on the left side, ventral… Read More

Penny’s Clinical Case Challenge

Penny, a 12- month -old female spayed Chihuahua mix presented to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center due to the development of cutaneous nodules, on the groins, abdomen, back and neck. She was adopted from a shelter in Puerto Rico three months prior. Ruby was previously treated with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid for three weeks (15 mg/kg/q 12h, PO) with no signs of improvement.. Penny was referred to the Dermatology service at Foster Hospital for evaluation, testing and treatment options. Penny underwent biopsies along with both bacterial and fungal culture testing. Learn more Penny’s treatment options and her successful outcome.


Diagnosing Renal Disease in Rabbits – Clinical Case Challenge

Renal disease is commonly seen in rabbits, but often can be underdiagnosed or mistaken for other conditions. Since the causes can vary, a veterinarian will first want to rule out some other potential causes for the rabbit’s symptoms, including lymphoma, abscesses, or other types of kidney infections. In the case of Edison, a three- and- a half-year-old, male neutered rabbit; the primary referring veterinarian (rDVM) was instrumental in providing baseline diagnostics that led to the clinical diagnosis and successful treatment plan.

Equine Clinical Case Challenge – Chronic Cough

History: For 4 years,  a 12-year-old Hanoverian mare had a mild cough whenever her barn was closed up against the cold in the winter. Last year, the cough did not go away – and even… Read More