BLUE – A1074814
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BLUE – A1074814
SPAYED FEMALE, GRAY / WHITE, AM PIT BULL TER MIX, 6 yrs
OWNER SUR – EVALUATE, NO HOLD Reason PET HEALTH
Intake condition INJ SEVERE Intake Date 05/23/2016, From NY 11412, DueOut Date 05/23/2016
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary 05/23/16 14:40 Scan : negative Sex: Spayed, tatoo present Approx 5-7yr S/O: BAR. APP++. Mild waxy debris AU. Mild gingivitis and tartar, dental disease 2/4. No ocular or nasal discharge. Cardiothoracic auscultation WNL. Abdomen tense on palpation, but WNL. Bilateral hind limbs paresis. Very limited motor/voluntary movement, decreased CPS, increased muscle tone, patellar reflex is normal/subjectively hyperreflexic. Not overtly painful on palpation of spine and hind limbs, Blue may be very stoic and hinding her pain. Muslce wasting is present in the lumbar spine and hind limbs. Ulceration present on dorsal aspect of both hind paws. She ambulates with her front limbs and is able to right herself and lift her hind limbs off the ground. She has no evidence of urine or fecal staining so it appears she is able to urinate/defecate voluntarily. Hx from owner in conflicting, regards to duration and progression of this dog’s condition. A: Bilateral hind limb paresis. Ddx: Chronic IVDD, FCE, spinal/vertebral neoplasia, other degenerative disease. P: Recommend NH plea for placement and neurology consult. Blue would need radiographs w. possible advanced imaging to follow to attempt and identify the underlying cause. Due to lack of history unsure regards to the length of time Blue has had this condition estimating her prognosis is challenging. It appears that she is unlikely to regain function at this time. Palliative care could be considered, due to her ability to ambulate and relieve herself at this time. Blue is stable to wait her time prior to behavior eval at this time. PROGNOSIS: Poor
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