KEY FACTS Canine Pyothorax : Clinical Presentation , Diagnosis , and Treatment


Clinical presentation of canine pyothorax can be delayed and nonspecific. Fever, dyspnea, and weight loss are the most common physical examination findings. Diagnosis is made with radiographic findings and analysis of aspirated pleural fluid. Pleural infections have a high prevalence of polymicrobic infections. Antibiotic therapy without drainage and lavage… (More)


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