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Keywords:

  • Pyothorax;
  • neonate;
  • thoracostomy tube;
  • dyspena;
  • dog

Abstract

Objective: To report a case of pyothorax in a critically ill canine neonat.

Case Summary: A12-day old, female boxer puppy was presented for lethargy, fever and respiratory distress. Pleural ceffusion was apparent on thoracic radiography. Thoracentesis and subsequent cytology and bacteriologic culture of the Pleural effusion, confirmed a diagnosis of pyothorax. Clinical management of pyothorax in critically ill 12-day- old puppy is decribed

New or Unique information provided: Pyothorax can occur in the caine neonate.J Vet Emerg crit care 2001;11(2): 147–152)