DVM Maranda Elswick

March 7, 2019

Clinical Case Presentation: Canine Fibrocartilagenous Embolism

PATIENT SIGNALMENT: Canine. English springer spaniel. Male, castrated. 11 years old. HISTORY / CLINICAL SIGNS: According to the owner, the patient had been acting normally, running around on the owner’s large property until he suddenly went down and could no longer walk. The patient was brought into a local veterinary clinic immediately once the owner discovered him down outside. PAST HISTORY: Previous left cranial cruciate ligament tear. Otherwise, no previous major medical issues. CURRENT MEDICATIONS: None. Receives monthly heartworm, flea, and tick preventives. PHYSICAL / NEUROLOGICAL EXAM FINDINGS: Acute onset lameness. Non-ambulatory tetraparesis. Non-painful, no hyperpathia noted. Mentation: BAR. Head […]