Case Study #3
Alright vetlings, put your thinking hats on for Dr Ferox’s case study #3.
Patient was a senior, small breed dog with no significant medical history, treated in recent years for little more than a touch of arthritis and seasonal allergies. Lately her owner thought her current arthritis treatment regime wasn’t quite doing enough, so she came in for a health check.
She was a little quieter than usual, with a slightly stiff gait but no localizing lameness. Physical exam was unremarkable. A blood screen was taken before starting on long term NSAIDS.
Biochemistry and thyroid hormone was normal, but hematology looked like this:
So, tell me vet students:
- WTF you think is going on
- How worried should we be?