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  • September 2022

    September 2022

    Animal: Canine, 6 years old Organ: Small intestine History: Vomiting, anorexia, multiple intestinal masses, resection of the pathological segments Macroscopical findings: 2 jejunal segments of 35 cm respectively 7 cm in length, with 5 masses […]

  • August 2022

    August 2022

    Animal: Ovine (Ovis aries), Merina breed, female, 7 years old. Organ: Liver History: Animal from an extensive breeding farm with non-diarrheic, chronic progressive wasting affecting animals from one year and beyond. This case presented mixed dyspnea, strong productive […]

  • July 2022

    July 2022

    Animal: Dog (Canis lupus familiaris), Caucasian Shepherd, 8-year-old, female. Organ: Lung, pulmonary artery. History: Severe dyspnea, anorexia, apathy, coughing, and exercise intolerance. The dog lived in an area surrounded by industrial fish farming pools. Necropsy findings: Postmortem changes consisted […]

  • June 2022

    June 2022

    Animal: Bovine, 1-year-old Organ: Lung History:  Formalin-fixed lung was submitted. There was a case history of acute respiratory distress with a rapid fatal outcome. A PCR-kit for 7 respiratory pathogens was performed. The results were positive for […]

  • May 2022

    May 2022

    Animal: Horse, Warmblood, 12 years old, female Organ: Lung History: Owner noticed progressive emaciation 3 months ago. After 1 month, fluctuating hyperthermia with general weakness and tremors appeared. Radiographs showed multiple pulmonary nodules. The animal did not respond […]

  • April 2022

    April 2022

    Animal: karakul sheep (Ovis aries), 3 years, female Organ: Esophagus History: The sheep collapsed with no prior clinical signs. After subsequent, separate housing, the general condition deteriorated so that the animal had to be euthanized. […]

  • March 2022

    March 2022

    SIGNALMENT Tissue form a 15-y-old female Basenji dog, with diffuse alopecia with pruritus MD Severe diffuse chronic epidermal hyperplasia and hyperkeratosis with mild eosinophilic and lymphoplasmacytic perivascular to interstitial dermatitis and numerous intracorneal mites and eggs, consistent […]

  • February 2022

    February 2022

    Animal: Dog, mixed-breed, female, 13-years-old Organ: Haired skin History:  The dog had a paravaginal subcutaneous mass. Macroscopical findings: Sample of skin and subcutis with a 3-cm-large soft, whitish, multilobular subcutaneous neoformation. Histopathological findings: Subcutaneous infiltrating multilobular neoplasm, from densely […]

  • January 2022

    January 2022

    Animal: 6 years old, female, Breed Rasa Aragonesa, Ovine (Ovis aries). History: Animal with history of chronic rhinitis. The physical findings revealed marked dyspnea, and weakness, the veterinarian applied the proper euthanasia. Gross findings: In […]

  • December 2021

    December 2021

    Animal: Cat, British shorthair, 4.5 years old, neutered female Organ: Heart History: Owner noticed bloody urine and diarrhea. In the clinic the cat displayed severe weakness, bilateral pleural effusion (transudate with 22g/L protein), neutropenia and thrombocytopenia. The Rivalta […]

  • November 2021

    November 2021

    Animal: Canine Organ: Nasal turbinates History: Nasal biopsy submitted without case history. Fungal culture was positive for Aspergillus spp. Histopathological findings: A moderate number of bony trabeculae predominantly with irregular margins and empty osteocyte lacunae (necrotic spicules) are […]