USE OF COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF A CEREBRAL ABSCESS IN A GOAT

Authors

  • Terry C. Gerros DVM, MS,

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    1. Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331–4802.
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  • John S. Mattoon DVM,

    1. Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331–4802.
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  • Stanley P. Snyder DVM, PHD

    1. Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331–4802.
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Address correspondence and reprint requests to T.C. Gerros, DVM, MS, at the above address.

Abstract

A 7-month-old La Mancha doe was presented with a right head tilt and ventral strabismus while circling to the left. History and physical examination led to a tentative diagnosis of a cerebral abscess. Computed tomography revealed a large, complex mass with ring enhancement in the left cerebral hemisphere, supporting the diagnosis. Postmortem examination confirmed the cerebral abscess. Bacterial cultures yielded heavy growth of Actinomyces pyogenes.

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