Clinical News: Feline Internal Medicine

Case report: Fungal Encephalitis in a Domestic Shorthair Cat

History A 10-year-old male, neutered, domestic short-haired cat had undergone investigations for a six month history of progressive weight loss and lethargy. The referring veterinarian’s blood tests had revealed basophilia; 0.45 (0.01-0.26) x109/L initially, which on repeat testing two weeks later, had resolved. However, at that time neutrophilia; 21.55 (1.48-10.29)x109/L and monocytosis; 0.85 (0.05-0.67)x109/L was […]

Case Report: Nasal Foreign Body in a Domestic Shorthaired Cat

History   A 15-year-old male, neutered DSH cat presented with a two-week history of right, unilateral epistaxis with concurrent swelling of the nasal planum (see fig. 1).

Case Report:Erythroblastic Leukaemia in a Domestic Longhair Cat

A three year old, female neutered, domestic longhair cat was presented with acute onset collapse and pallor.

Case Report: Thyroid Cystadenoma in a Cat

A 13 year old male, neutered DLH cat was referred for assessment of a ventral cervical swelling. 

Review Article: Atypical Arthritis

Arthritis is a very broad term referring to any condition resulting in inflammation of the joints. It is generally subdivided into three major categories; osteoarthritis, immune-mediated arthritis and infectious arthritis.

Review Article: Paraneoplastic Syndrome

As we are all acutely aware, neoplasia is an extremely common problem affecting our companion animal patients. Since it may affect almost any area of the body, it can result in a wide variety of clinical signs.

Review Article: Magnetic Resonance Imaging – An Overview of the Theory and Applications in Small Animal Practice.

The concept of the Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) is a chemical analysis of constituent body tissues, displayed as a grey-scale in an anatomical context.

Case Report: Alternaria Infection in a Domestic Cat

A 12-year-old, male, neutered Maine Coon was presented for further investigation of a small nodule on the bridge of his nose.

Case Report: Suspected Choledochal Cyst in a DSH cat

Note: This article was published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, October 2010: 12 (10)  pp. 814-7. A nine year old female neutered DSH cat was presented to the referring vet with a history of polyphagia, weight loss and urinating in the house. Her demeanour had also changed, with her becoming nervous and […]

Case Report: The use of an omental pedicle to manage focal encephalitis in a cat.

An 11-year-old Mn DSH presented with a three-week history of recurrent, sudden onset blindness and circling, which had responded initially to antimicrobials.

Review Article: The Diagnosis and Management of Portosystemic Shunts

Here we review the options for diagnosis and management of congenital portosystemic shunting (PSS).

Case Report — Successful Surgical Resection of a Meningioma in a Cat

A nine-year-old male, neutered domestic long-haired cat presented with a six-month history of intermittent behavioural changes and reduced mentation. 

Review Article: Diagnosis and Management of Inflammatory CNS Disease

Introduction Inflammatory CNS disease comprises a range of conditions which can prove challenging to both diagnose and manage effectively.

Review Article: Approach to the Jaundiced Cat.

Mild elevations in serum bilirubin levels may not be appreciated clinically and identification will be noted on blood tests.

Review Article: Feline Infectious Peritonitis

Feline coronavirus infection is extremely common in our domestic cat population and its implications are concerning for cat owners, breeders and veterinarians alike. In this article we take an in-depth look at this virus and, in particular, consider how by understanding it better we can hope to reduce infection rates and limit its sometimes devastating consequences.