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2013 - IVG Newsletter First Quarter

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Seeing between the lines – Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy Jennifer O'Sullivan Brisson, DVM, DACVR A 4 MONTH FEMALE LABRADOR RETRIEVER presents for progressive lethargy and decreased appetite of 10 days duration. Her owners report that she vocalized while trying to stand this morning, and then would not get up. She has a history of treatment responsive infectious tracheobronchitis (kennel cough complex) and pneumonia at 10 weeks of age. Dr. Jennifer O'Sullivan Brisson practices at Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn, MA and IVG MetroWest in Natick, MA. On presentation, she is quiet, reluctant to stand, has swollen carpi bilaterally with generalized pain on palpation of her limbs, and is febrile (103.2˚). Her physical examination is otherwise unremarkable, with clear lungs on auscultation. The following radiographs were obtained: |8|

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