IDEXX Diagnostic Challenge: Interdigital Cutaneous Mass from a Dog

An 11-year-old male neutered Cocker Spaniel presented for evaluation of bleeding cutaneous nodule between digits 2 and 3 on the right forelimb. The lesion was 1 cm, erosive and bleeding, and slightly stalk like. What is Your Interpretation of the Cytology? Fine needle aspirate cytology slides were collected from the digit mass and submitted to IDEXX for review by a clinical pathologist. What is your interpretation of the following cytology images? Figure 1.

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Lymphoma in Dogs and Cats

The lymphomas (malignant lymphoma or lymphosarcoma) are a diverse group of cancers that originate from a type of white blood cell called a lymphocyte. Lymphoma is one of the most common cancers diagnosed in dogs and cats. This cancer usually arises in lymph tissues such as lymph nodes, spleen, liver, and bone marrow; however, it can arise in almost any tissue in the body. In the cat, it is most commonly found in the intestinal…

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Five Techniques to Diagnose Cancer Earlier in Dogs and Cats

Five Techniques to Diagnose Cancer Earlier in Dogs and Cats Cancer is among the largest causes of death in our patients and remains a significant concern for pet owners of aging pets. The true incidence of cancer is not well established, however, based on necropsy studies, nearly half of all dogs over the age of ten die of cancer. How can we work to decrease these statistics? In human oncology, several tests are recommended either…

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