Open Pyometra in a 1-Year-Old Intact Female Fancy Rat: Our Case Of the Month March 2021
Rattus norvegicus domestica. Think your patients are small? Micro-maneuvers were applied for this ultrasound of a rather fancy rat with a possible reproductive problem. She weighed in at a whopping 409 grams. :) Thank you to Jeanine French, SDEP® certified clinical sonographer for SonoPath Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound for this diagnostic image set from a tiny patient, Eric Lindquist, DMV, DABVP, Cert. IVUSS for the detailed interpretation, and Dr. Todd Wolf, DVM, ABVP of Companion Animal Hospital for the management of this case.
A 1-year-old intact female fancy rat was presented for vaginal discharge and concern for a possible abdominal or reproductive mass.
The uterus was mildly thickened at 0.5 cm. The lumen was empty. The left uterine horn was slightly dilated and measured 0.5 x 0.3 cm. The right uterine horn was empty. There was no overt evidence of pathology in the region of the ovaries.