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WSVA7-0027 DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
THERMOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF A TAIL WOUND IN A CAT
Z. Okumuş1, E. Doğan1, L.E. Yanmaz1, U. Ersöz1, S. Okur1, M.G. Şenocak1
1Atatürk University, Department of Surgery- Veterinary Faculty, ERZURUM, Turkey
Introduction
Thermography represents a pictorial map where the inflammation or vitality exists.
Objectives
This case report described thermographic detection of inflammation associated with tail wound in a cat.
Methods
A 6-month-old female mixed domestic cat was presented to our clinic with a history of car accident. After the clipping of tail, crushed wounds were easily visualised on the ventral surface of tail, and the tail was paralysed. Coincidently, coccygeal agenesis, a rare congenital condition was also detected on radiography. Thermographic examination was carried to detect the living tissue of tail.
Results
The unwounded areas were hot (38.4°C) cranial to the wounded area. The wounded areas were cold (32.3- 32.9°C) and were localised on the caudal to the end. Cold areas were associated with necrosis.
Conclusions
In conclusion, thermography is useful non-invasive tool to detect location and degree of an inflammation, which may help decide the level of amputation.
WSVA7-0064 ENDOCRINOLOGY
CLINICAL SIGNS AND ESTRADIOL, ANDROSTENEDIONE AND 17-Α-HYDROXYPROGESTERONE MESUREMENTS IN DOMESTIC FERRET (MUSTELA PUTORIUS FURO) DIAGNOSED WITH HYPERADRENOCORTICISM
A. Ilgaza1, S. Grinblate1
1Latvia University of Agriculture, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine- Preclinical Institute, Jelgava, Latvia
Introduction
There are many research studies about hyperadrenocorticism in neutered male and female pet ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). It is considered that chronic elevation in circulating gonadotropins, predominantly luteinizing hormone (LH), that follows ovariectomy or orchiectomy, is a prerequisite for neoplastic transformation in the adrenal glands. Due to development of adrenal disease, several sex steroid levels increase and typical clinical signs are emerging.
Objectives
To summarize clinical findings and sex steroid levels in ferrets, presented in various veterinary clinics with clinical signs associated with hyperadrenocorticism and evaluate them.
Methods
Forty two ferrets (n=20 female, n=22 male) with various clinical symptoms related to hyperadrenocorticism were included in this research. Clinical examination was performed and blood samples were collected. In blood samples levels of 17-α-hydroxyprogesterone, estradiol and androstenedione were detected.
Results
Blood sample results indicated abnormal hormonal levels in all animals. Nineteen ferrets had more than
one sex steroid increased and 25 animals had elevated androstenedione levels. Results of clinical examination showed that main clinical signs were – alopecia, observed to all animals in various degrees, fragile skin, behavioral changes, weight loss, recurrence of sexual behavior, poliuria and polidipsia, pruritus and scaling (Fig.1). In individual animals numerous clinical signs were observed. Each ferret had 4-6 clinical signs.
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