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  • Equine Clinical Case Challenge – Lethargy
    History A 2-year-old Warlander mare presented with a history of lethargy. Presentation Initial physical exam revealed a temperature of 99 degrees, heart rate ranging from 84-100 beats/minute and a respiratory rate of 16 breaths/minute. Blood work revealed a PCV of 16%, total protein of 4 g/dl and a lactate of ... read more
  • Equine Clinical Case Challenge – Right Hind Lameness with Swelling
    An 11-year-old Quarter Horse mare presented to the Hospital for Large Animals for a lameness evaluation. The lameness exam revealed a grade 3/5 right hind lameness with firm swelling around the right tarsus. ... read more
  • Clinical Case Challenge: Acute Weakness in an Adult Alpaca
    A two-year-old male alpaca was presented to the Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine for acute weakness and inability to rise. ... read more
  • Clinical Case Challenge: Equine Ultrasound
    History: A 14-year-old Thoroughbred event horse presented with a history of coughing during low-level exercise. Initial work-up revealed signs consistent with Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) and he was treated with an inhaled bronchodilator and oral Prednisolone.   Case Details: He presented again four weeks later with worsening cough, fever (102.2), ... read more
  • May 2016 Equine Case Challenge
      CASE HISTORY: A 12-year-old Quarter Horse mare was on a trail ride when the owner notice a peculiar twisting movement with the left front (LF) limb, but the mare appeared to walk out of it.  Later in the ride when the mare began to canter, the owner noticed a ... read more