Clinical News: Canine Internal Medicine

Case report: Disseminated Discospondylitis in a two-year-old Crossbred Dog

History A two-year-old, female, neutered crossbred (body weight 14kg) was referred for assessment of diffuse spinal pain. The patient had been rescued six weeks previously from Romania. On arrival into the U.K., she was presented to the referring veterinarian with neck pain. There had been an initial response to NSAIDs and diazepam, but four days […]

Review Article: Immune Mediated Polyarthritis

Pathophysiology and presentation Immune mediated polyarthritis may be more common than recognised, as clinical signs can sometimes be subtle. Generally, it is defined as neutrophilic inflammation affecting two or more joints and is an example of a type-III hypersensitivity reaction. Immune system stimulation leads to formation of immune complexes, which circulate and deposit in the […]

Case Report: n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate Pleurodesis to manage Intractable, Spontaneous Pneumothorax in a Labrador Retriever

History fig.1 – DV radiograph of chest showing bilateral pneumothorax A three-year-old, entire, female Labrador Retriever presented to the referring veterinarian for assessment of progressive orthopnoea with associated vomiting over several months. 

Review Article: Update on Mast Cell Tumours

Mast cell tumours (MCT) are among the most common canine cutaneous neoplasms seen in practice.

Case Report: Septic Spondylitis in a Bassett Hound

History A three-year-old male, neutered, Basset Hound presented to the referring veterinary surgeon with a history of spinal pain and pelvic limb weakness. 

Case Report:Central Nervous System Lymphoma in a Springer Spaniel

A four year old, female, entire Springer Spaniel was presented with a history of progressive neurological signs.

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: Primary Sectetory Otitis Media in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

History A three-year-old, female (n) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel presented for investigation of sudden onset hearing loss of five months duration. 

Case Report: Cervical Syringomyelia Secondary to Suspected Glioma in a Yorkshire Terrier.

A six-year-old Fn Yorkshire Terrier presented with a four week history of cervical spinal pain/ left thoracic limb lameness and lethargy.

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: Partial Aplasia of the Cribiform Plate in a Dachshund

  A 14-week-old female, entire Dachshund presented with a week-long history of seizures of increasing severity.

Case Report: Sensory Neuropathy in a Border Collie

  A five-month-old male, entire Border Collie presented with a history of ataxia of a few days duration.

Screening for Chiari Malformation/ Syringomyelia (CM/SM) in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Downs referrals offers MR-scanning for CM/SM as part of a scheme run jointly by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Kennel Club (KC) to screen breeding stock for this all too prevalent and distressing condition.