Presentation: A 3-6 year old intact male pothound canine, rescued with unknown history, was presented at AcaseAweek Clinic for castration. The only abnormality he had was unilateral mucous ocular and nasal discharge from the left side. While at the clinic, patient’s condition worsened over a weekend time. The ocular discharge became mucopurelent and the nasal discharge became bloody. His overall demeanor declined as his condition worsened.
Physical exam was performed, and besides the obvious nasal and ocular discharge he was physically sound. Nose was painful on palpation.
Weight: 19.8 kg
Auscultation revealed abnormal bilateral lung sounds.
The patient was tested for both ehrlichia and heartworm, testing positive for ehrlichia.
Blood chemistry and CBC values fell within normal limits except for Hct (30.5%), HGB (10.6g/dl), EOS (3.1 x 10), GLOB (6.3g/dL), and TP (9.0g/dL).
Under general anesthesia, radiographs were taken as shown below:
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