Small Animals Case of the Month

Clinical history

A 7 year old male Rottweiler presented for evaluation of recurrent hindlimb lameness - He had been previously diagnosed as having chronic arthrosis secondary to hip dysplasia

Clinical history

A nine month old male Jack Russell terrier presented with chronic progressive lameness in both pelvic limbs.

A ventrodorsal radiograph was made of the pelvis with the hind limbs in extension.

Clinical history

A 35 kg 4year 8month old female Bernhardiner presented with acute swelling on the distal antebrachium medially and cranially - the lesion was warm and painful on palpation.

Radiographs were made of the affected limb.

Clinical history

A mature rabbit was presented with an acute history of lameness of the front limb - the elbow joint palpated swollen and was painful - the surrounding soft tissue was noted to be rather firm - radiographs were made of the forelimb.

Clinical history

An older cat presented with a history of a firm swollen limb - the swelling had been present for 3-4 weeks and was hard and firm and the owner did not know of any past history of a skin lesion or a draining tract.

Clinical history

An 11 yr old female doberman pinscher had acute left pelvic limb lameness with palpation suggesting a stifle joint effusion. Joint instability was not detected clinically. Radiographs were made of both stifle joints.

Clinical history

An 11 year old female poodle had spinal pain in the TL region for 5-6 weeks that was somewhat responsive to steroid therapy - suddenly the clinical signs worsened, the dog became lame in the hind limbs, and she demonstrated a Schiff-Sherrington syndrome - she continued to have deep pain sensation in the limbs - radiographs were made of the thorax prior to further diagnostic studies.

Clinical history

A 7 month old male Afghan hound was hit by a car and presented with a severe injury to the left forelimb. There appeared to be a deep cut near the radiocarpal joint. No evidence of crepitus was detected on palpation. Soft tissue swelling was prominent limiting physical examination. A radiographic study was made of the forelimb.

Clinical history

A 10 year old castrated male domestic cat was presented because of minimal lameness on both forelimbs. The elbows had limited extension on palpation although only minimal pain was noted. Radiographic studies were made of both forelimbs.

Clinical history

“Kiwi" was a 13 month old female terrier hit by a car 5 days ago. At that time, she was non-weight-bearing on the right forelimb and palpation suggested a luxation of the right shoulder joint. Several days later she was presented by the owners to evaluate treatment for this suspected injury since she remained unable to bear weight on that limb. In addition, on physical examination, the antebrachium was swollen and this injury seemed unassociated with the shoulder injury.