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Iowa State University Veterinarian

Article Title

Clinical Quiz

Collection

Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html

Call Number

SF601 V65

Document Type

Article

Abstract

A 7 1/2-year old female Irish Water Spaniel, became acutely ill a few hours following its evening meal. Abdominal pain, unproductive vomiting, gaseous sounds, and abdominal distention were noted by the owner. The condition became progressively worse and collapse occurred 12 hours after onset of symptoms. When presented to the Iowa State College clinic the following symptoms were noted: 1. prostration, 2. severe shock, 3. marked abdominal distention, 4. tympany over the entire abdominal area, 5. marked dyspnea, 6. pale and cyanotic mucous membranes, 7. very rapid heartbeat and weak thready pulse, 8. depressed temperature (99° F.) .

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