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Veterinary Health Center

September 2006

Signalment Species

SpeciesCanine, Beagle
SexIntact female
Age1 yr 7 mos.

Presenting Complaint

  • Pacing and vocalizing past 24 hours

  • Displaying nesting behavior

  • Bloody vulvar discharge
     

History

  • Patient is pregnant with first litter
  • Date of last estrus and date bred unknown
     

Physical Examination

  • Weight: 12 kg
  • Heart Rate: 108 bpm
  • Respiratory Rate: 60 bpm
  • Temperature: 98.2° F
  • Mucus Membranes: pale; CRT >3 sec.
  • Fetal head palpated in vaginal vault
     

Plan

  • CBC: Severe leukpenia due to a neutropenia and lymphopenia
  • Serum Biochemistry: Hypoglycemia, Hypoproteinemia, Hyperphosphatemia, Hyponatremia, Hypochloremia, Increased ALP and CK, Respiratory acidosis
  • Abdominal radiographs
     


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Interpretation

Case Follow-Up