2013 - 82 (2)

Volume 82 (2013), nr.2

82 (2) pp 97-99

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Question and answer

82 (2) pp 91-96

Title: 
Computertomografie voor de detectie van longnodulen bij de hond
Author(s): 
K. KROMHOUT, A. WOUTERS, I. GIELEN
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Article in Dutch
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Continuing professional development

82 (2) pp 87-90

Title: 
Spontaneous bleeding in a neonatal calf persistently infected with BVDV1b
Author(s): 
J. LAUREYNS, B. PARDON, A. B. CAIJ, S. SARRAZIN, P. DEPREZ
Abstract: 
A calf developed skin bleeding on the second day of its life. It was referred to the clinic onsuspicion of bovine neonatal pancytopenia (BNP). Hematology showed extreme thrombocytopenia,moderate anemia, but no leukopenia. A PCR test on a heparinized blood sample was bovine viraldiarrhea virus (BVDV) positive, as were the two BVDV antigen ELISAs performed three and tenweeks later. Non-cytopathic BVDV type 1b was isolated from the blood. Although the calf recoveredfrom hemorrhagic disease, and continued to be healthy, it was euthanized at eleven weeks of agebecause of persistent BVDV infection. On the basis of the case history, BNP could be excludedfrom the differential diagnosis. This case illustrates that hemorrhagic disease is not exclusivelyassociated with BVDV type 2 and that the clinical signs in neonatal calves infected with BVDV1bcan be identical to the clinical presentation of BNP.
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Case report(s)

82 (2) pp 81-86

Title: 
Oviductal and uterine leiomyomata in mares
Author(s): 
H.M. NELIS, B. LEEMANS, C. DE VRIES, M. HOOGEWIJS, K. CHIERS, J. GOVAERE
Abstract: 
This paper describes a case of a sessile uterine leiomyoma in a 17-year-old chronic infertileSelle Français mare. The mass was removed by transendoscopic electrocoagulation. In the sameperiod, 725 mares were screened for oviductal and uterine solid masses in a slaughterhouse survey.Two uterine masses and one oviductal mass were detected in three different mares. Histologicaland immunohistochemical examination revealed leiomyoma in the four masses. To the authors’knowledge, this is the fi rst report of an oviductal leiomyoma in a mare.
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pp 81-86
Case report(s)

82 (2) pp 75-80

Title: 
Iatrogenic tracheal rupture in a British shorthair
Author(s): 
A.L. SAUERMANN, A. RUBIO-GUZMAN, T. BOSMANS, K. VANDERPERREN, H. DE ROOSTER
Abstract: 
Tracheal rupture is an uncommon disease in cats, and is usually iatrogenic. This case report describes acervical tracheal rupture in a mature male British shorthair. The cat was presented with extreme subcutaneousemphysema and a moderate to severe pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum and pneumoretroperitoneum,but did not show any signs of dyspnea and/or hypoxia. The cat had a recent history of endotrachealintubation. The diagnosis was made with tracheoscopy, and the tracheal rupture was surgically treated. Noclinical complications were exhibited by the patient during the hospitalization. After four days, the patientwas discharged, and no further complaints were reported during the medical control four months later.
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Case report(s)

82 (2) pp 69-74

Title: 
Hepatozoon canis infection in three dogs imported from Spain
Author(s): 
D. CRIEL, A. VANDENBERGHE
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This case report describes three dogs imported from Málaga (Spain), infected with Hepatozooncanis. The dogs were presented to a Belgian veterinarian because of fever of unknown origin. NumerousH. canis gamonts were seen inside neutrophilic granulocytes on the blood smear of the three dogs. Theanimal with most clinical signs was also infected with Ehrlichia canis. The life cycle, clinical fi ndings,diagnostic techniques, treatment options and epidemiology of H. canis are reviewed in this article. Consideringthe increasing importance of exotic diseases, it is warranted to add H. canis as a differentialdiagnosis in animals that originate from, or have travelled to endemic areas.
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Case report(s)

82 (2) pp 63-68

Title: 
Surgical excision of a branchial cyst in a dog
Author(s): 
J. DHONT, A. FURCAS, E. VANDERVEKENS, I. POLIS, H. DE ROOSTER
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A 6-year-old spayed Cavalier King Charles was presented with a reoffending subcutaneous swellingin the region of the left jaw. Based on the clinical and ultrasonographic fi ndings, a sialocele of the leftparotid salivary gland was suspected. Surgical excision of the left parotid salivary gland was recommended.During surgical exploration, cystic processes in the left parotid salivary gland as well as a moreventrally localized cyst were observed. The parotid and the adjacent cyst were excised. Based on thehistopathological fi ndings, a branchial cyst was diagnosed. Apart from a temporary mild paralysis of thefacial nerve, the dog recovered well. To date, more than a year later, no recurrence has been observed.
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Case report(s)

82 (2) pp 59-62

Title: 
Cutaneous neosporosis in an adult dog in Belgium
Author(s): 
T. DE SCHUYTER, H.E.V. DE COCK, P. LEMMENS
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A twelve-year-old female spayed Greyhound was presented with ulcerative nodular lesions,generalized weakness and pain. At the time of presentation, the dog was receiving prednisolonefor a presumptive diagnosis of cervical discus hernia. Fine needle aspiration of the nodular lesionsdemonstrated protozoal tachyzoites. Immunohistochemistry confi rmed the diagnosis of Neosporacaninum infection. Clindamycin therapy, together with the withdrawal of immunosuppressivemedication, resulted in complete remission. This report documents the fi rst case of cutaneousneosporosis in Belgium.
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