CASE REPORT AND CLINICAL REVIEW
Vaginal discharge in a spayed dog with multiple distinct malignancies
Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Australian Veterinary Journal © 2013 Australian Veterinary Association
Australian Veterinary Journal
Volume 91, Issue 7, pages 287–291, July 2013
How to Cite
Christensen, N., Brain, P., Langova, V. and Flory, A. (2013), Vaginal discharge in a spayed dog with multiple distinct malignancies. Australian Veterinary Journal, 91: 287–291. doi: 10.1111/avj.12067
- Issue published online: 20 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 20 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 OCT 2012
- mast cell tumours;
- ovarian neoplasia;
An 11-year-old female spayed Labrador Retriever was presented with clinical signs of oestrus and vaginal bleeding. Historically, the dog had not cycled and had been spayed at less than 6 months of age.
Extensive investigation culminated in the diagnosis of an ovarian granulosa cell tumour. The patient had a history of localised grade III mast cell tumour 5 years prior and hepatic haemangiosarcoma 8 months prior to diagnosis.
Both conditions were successfully treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy and there was no evidence of metastasis or recurrence at the time of evaluation for signs of oestrus.