Tag Archives: Musculoskeletal

Whats your diagnosis #5

Whats your diagnosis #5 History: An 18 week old female pig was found down and on her side and not able to get up.   It is unknown whether other individuals are affected. Gross Findings: The muscles of the right shoulder and … Continue reading

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Disseminated Neosporosis in a dog

Disseminated Neosporosis in a dog History: A 6 week-old intact female Boxer became non-ambulatory with decreased or absent hind limb reflexes.  Forelimb and cranial nerve reflexes were normal.  A Neospora titer was positive.   There was acute onset of hind limb paresis … Continue reading

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Epidural steatitis and vertebral osteomyelitis in a dog

Epidural steatitis and vertebral osteomyelitis in a dog   History:  A 1 year old spayed female bulldog mix canine became acutely non-ambulatory, and both rear limbs were hyporeflexive. Gross Necropsy: There was a 7 cm x 3 cm x 3 cm abscess … Continue reading

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West Nile Virus Encephalitis, Myocarditis, and Myositis in a Hawk

West Nile Virus Encephalitis, Myocarditis, and Myositis in a Hawk History: A three month old Hawk with lethargy, voice change and green urates for 3 days. Clinical Pathology: Monocytosis and toxic heterophils. Gross Lesions: The keel was mildly prominent but … Continue reading

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Blackleg in a herd of Steer- Clostridium chauvoei

History: A steer was found dead with no prior clinical signs. The farm had 12 animals die (of 550) over the past 10 days. Gross Findings: Subcutaneous and muscular emphysema throughout the animal. There was moderate to severe retroperitoneal and … Continue reading

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