Adventures in Pathology: Diagnose the Abdominal Mass in This Dog
Diagnose the Abdominal Mass in This Dog Read this presenting complaint and history below, evaluate the slides and make your diagnosis. Presenting Complaint and History An 11-year-old male neutered Golden Retriever mix was presented to the MedVet Mandeville Internal Medicine team with a history of a single bout of vomiting. An abdominal ultrasound revealed four mixed echogenic masses in the left and right abdomen, which did not have any appreciable connection to specific organs.
QRA Update - State Board Inspection Guidance for Veterinarians
What is the state of the opioid epidemic in America? According to the Centers for Disease Control’s figures from December 2018 there are 130 people who die every day in America from an opioid overdose1. While we occasionally will have some good news related to a downward trend in the misuse and abuse of opioids, there remain concerns and far too many individuals are being adversely affected. As such, national, state and local…
IDEXX Diagnostic Challenge: Diagnose the Cause of Anemia in This Cat
A complete blood count (CBC) from a three-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat with severe anemia was submitted to IDEXX Reference Laboratory. No clinical history was received with the sample. Review the CBC (figure 1) and blood smears (figure 2 and 3) below. What is Your Interpretation of this CBC and Blood Smears? Selected CBC Results Figure 1. Select CBC results from a 3-year-old anemic cat. Figure 2. Blood…