Case Studies In Small Animal

Cardiovascular Medicine

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Case 13

Thoracic Radiographs


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Right lateral

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This is a fairly typical bulldog chest. although you might think Daisy would have a barrel chest, it's actually narrow on the DV, making the heart look larger than it really is. The diaphragm is pushed far forward, reducing the thoracic cavity space and making the cardiac silhouette look large than it is again. The mediastinum is wide (normal for a bulldog).  All in all, pretty mcu impossible to say much about cardiac enlargement. Do you see any bony abnormalities?


Mark D. Kittleson, D.V.M., Ph.D. All rights reserved.