Case Studies

Bilateral Femoral Capital Physeal Fractures in Young Male Cat

Pelvis radiographs

VETERINARIAN SPECIALTY CASE STUDY On presentation Gunner was having trouble standing/bearing weight on is pelvic limbs, right especially. He was reluctant to walk, appeared paretic in the hind limbs and would lay down on his right side when positioned to stand in order to evaluate gait. By Roubina Honarchian, DVM Emergency + Critical Care 1. Referral […]


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Thiamine deficiency made my cat crazy!

Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency

VETERINARIAN SPECIALTY CASE STUDY Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is a water-soluble vitamin that is required for carbohydrate metabolism.1 With a deficiency in this vitamin, normal energy metabolism is interrupted and the alternative anaerobic metabolism is stimulated which is detrimental to the brain. By Megan Stout Steele, DVM, DACVIM Neurology 1. Referral Tilly, a 10-year-old spayed female […]


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Partial Ulnectomy for Distal Ulnar Osteosarcoma in a Giant Breed Dog

Partial ulnectomy

VETERINARIAN SPECIALTY CASE STUDY Prior to surgery a CT scan of the thoracic limbs was performed. The results revealed an aggressive bone lesion arising in the distal portion of the right ulna. By Yelena E George, DVM, Bsc and Adam Strom, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA Emergency + Critical Care 1. Referral Rascal, 10 year old male neutered Newfoundland, […]


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An Esophageal Foreign Body in a Cat Encompassing the Entire Length of the Esophagus.


VETERINARIAN SPECIALTY CASE STUDY Multiple hair tie foreign body obstruction at the cranial esophagus in a MN Siamese mix causes intractable vomiting, gagging and ptyalism. By Dalied Rodriguez Ruiz, DVM and Andreas Andreou, DVM, Emergency + Critical Care 1. Clinical Case Artemis is a 5 year old MN Siamese mix that was presented to the […]


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Persistent Right Aortic Arch with Megaesopahgus in an 8-week old Puppy.

Riddick: Megaesopahgus

VETERINARIAN SPECIALTY CASE STUDY Congenital PRAA and megaesophagus in a dog caused regurgitation and weight loss, which required surgical correction. By Yejide Myers, DVM and Stephen A. Bilbrey, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons 1. Referral Riddick, an 8 week-old, male, Labrador Retriever was referred to Animal Specialty Group on 4/5/16 for a suspected […]


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