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2012 Cases of the Month

The patient is an 8 year old, MN, canine Queensland Healer Cross that presented for hematuria. Clinical exam was uneventful. CBC and chemistry panel was unremarkable. Hematuria and evidence of UTI was present in the urinalysis.

Why do we always perform a full abdominal sonogram from diaphragm to pelvic urethra? Simple ovarian tumor and eventual OVH? Even though it may seem so, the prudent clinical sonographer will image the right adrenal gland in full (even if not...

That dreadful swollen belly, life before and after Plavix, and a sneaky portal vein thrombus. Ever wonder how to resolve the mystery of that swollen abdomen in a 10-year-old hypercoagulable AIHA Maltese? Put a probe on it and see what’s really...

“When in doubt, put a needle in it…..carefully". Cardiomegaly in a cat doesn’t mean just heart failure or neoplasia.

Presenting radiographic history: “Wow that's the biggest cat heart I have ever seen.” The diagnosis was just a probe and a...

“Kitty Pyometra With A Twist”: Dr. Brian Barnes shows his swagger in the clinical sonography & surgery Olympics representing Powell River, BC, Canada in this month’s SonoPath case of the month.

This is exemplary of diagnostic and...

Where does my blood flow go? Flow to the left…..flow to the right… and some bubbles to boot.

Follow the flow of Dr. Peter Modler’s beautiful demonstration of a reverse VSD in a cat confirmed with a bubble study and color flow Doppler....

The Restrictive Cardiomyopathy Cat, a Saddle Thrombus, & Today’s Cutting Edge Effective Pharmacy.

Yes the kitchen sink of medications were necessary to pull this cardiomyopathy cat through a saddle thrombus. Plavix, pimobendan, ace-...

Keelo provides a perfect example of this type of GI presentation, the mischievous Boxer presented at Andover Animal Hospital in Andover, New Jersey.

The US maneuver is 1) Right intercostal 11-13 to the pylorus, 2) Slide caudally along the...

Splenic Torsion & The Sonogram.

Middle aged Great Dane, vomiting, lethargy, recent onset "ADR"..... put on the probe & ask yourself the clinical sonographer's favorite and most useful question, "What does this?." It's another looks...

Acute Renal Failure & The Sonogram

Why are my miniature poodles dying of acute renal failure? Is it Leptospirosis? Is it a toxin? Jay Stefannacci DVM, DACVR of VCA Veterinary Emergency & Referral Associates, Norwalk, CT, USA sniffs...