Laura W Tseng

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CASE DESCRIPTION A 9-month-old domestic shorthair cat was evaluated after being struck by a car. CLINICAL FINDINGS The cat had a fractured tibia and avulsion of the tail base. Motor and deep pain sensation were absent from the tail. The fractured tibia was repaired 2 days after the trauma. On the third day, the cat developed tachypnea, dyspnea, high serum(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate a point-of-care coagulation analyzer (PCCA) in dogs with coagulopathies and healthy dogs. ANIMALS 27 healthy and 32 diseased dogs with and without evidence of bleeding. PROCEDURE Prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), and activated clotting time (ACT) were determined, using a PCCA and standard methods.(More)
Respiratory distress is a very common presenting complaint in emergency practice. It is essential that the clinician rapidly determine the underlying cause of the clinical signs using physical examination findings and nonstressful diagnostic tests. Oxygen therapy will often stabilize a patient, allowing for a more complete physical examination and(More)
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