January 2004

Signalment Species

Species Canine
Breed German Shepard
Sex M/C
Age Age 10 months

Presenting Complaint

  • Lethargic, anorexic, intermittent and shifting leg lameness that was worse in the left front foot.

Physical Examination

  • T=101.8, P=110 bpm, R=50 bpm
    Slightly depressed attitude
    Generalized lameness, especially painful upon hindlimb manipulation


  • CBC/Chemistry – no abnormalities
  • Pelvic, left stifle and elbow radiographs – What are your radiographic findings and impressions?

Radiograph of the Lateral Pelvis
Figure 1: Lateral Pelvis

Radiograph of the Ventrodorsal Pelvis
Figure 2: Ventrodorsal Pelvis


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