Sky’s Optic Chiasm Meningioma

Sky was a 10 year old intact female Border Collie. She had had her left eye semi-closed for the last few months and a several weeks history of lethargy. Ophthalmic examination revealed that her left eye was enophthalmic but visual, had upper lid ptosis and protrusion of the third eyelid. Her right eye, however, was blind, mydriatic and unresponsive to light. A lesion close to the optic chiasm was suspected…

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Alfie the Airdale Terrier

The Tip of the Iceberg Alfie is an 8 and a half year old male neutered Airdale Terrier. He had a 6 month history of right sided conjunctivitus and epiphora. In the last week or two, a small swelling formed over the medial canthus that was mildly painful on palpation. An MRI was requested to include the sinuses, orbit, nasal cavity and brain. Findings There is a large amount of…

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What is your Diagnosis?

A 6 month old female Bernese Mountain Dog presented with a vague history of pain/discomfort for a few weeks which was difficult to isolate to any particular region. Gradually, it got worse to where she was yelping in pain 2-3 times daily especially when getting up from a lying position. Pain was then isolated to the neck. No neurological deficits were noted. Haematology and biochemistry results were unremarkable. Radiography of…

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Tom-Cooper, The Labrador, Visits The Dentist

Tom-Cooper, the beautiful Labrador, was referred for specialist dental care to assess his teeth after his vets were concerned about severe discoloration of his canine teeth & possible oral pain. After an examination, Tom was diagnosed with “pulp necrosis” of his Canine teeth & had two Root canal treatments performed (which prevented him from having to have the teeth extracted). Treatment for Tom is a two-stage procedure with the initial…

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