Spontaneous lymphoma in a prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus).

  title={Spontaneous lymphoma in a prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus).},
  author={Yasutsugu Miwa and Satoru Matsunaga and Hiroyuki Nakayama and Asuka Kurosawa and Hiroyuki Ogawa and Nobuo Sasaki},
  journal={Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association},
  volume={42 2},
A 4-year-old, female, black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) was examined for acute dyspnea and two skin masses. Tentative diagnosis of lymphoma was made based on cytology of pleural effusion and the skin masses. Administration of prednisolone was initially effective in improving the condition; however, the clinical signs deteriorated after radiation therapy and administration of cyclophosphamide. Postmortem examination revealed that neoplastic lymphocytes had infiltrated most of the… CONTINUE READING