Pathology of Fatal Multi-Organ Impairment in a Rottweiler Dog
Received Date: Feb 20, 2015 / Accepted Date: Aug 19, 2015 / Published Date: Aug 22, 2015
The aim of this study is to define the main etiological factor(s) which have contributed to the death of a 7 years old Rottweiler male dog. The dog was thought to suffer from cardiac problems and died shortly after admission. External examination revealed pale mucous membranes and subcutaneous edema in the neck and abdominal regions. On evisceration, the liver was enlarged and both kidneys were slightly shrunk with grayish discoloration of their cortices. The wall of the urinary bladder was thickened while the prostate gland enlarged. There was left ventricular hypertrophy and right ventricular dilatation. The left atrioventricular valves showed characteristic features of endocardiosis while the right one had an adhering thrombus on its ventricular surface. Histopathology revealed diffuse chronic proliferative glomerulonephritis, hepatic central congestion, bronchopneumonia, myxomatous degeneration of left atrioventricular valve while the right valve had milder myxomatous changes and an adhering thrombus. The prostate was hyperplasic while the urinary bladder wall hypertrophic. We concluded that the dog has died due to multiple organic malfunctions.
Citation: Kubba MAG, Al-Azreg S, Al-Attar AR (2015) Pathology of Fatal Multi-Organ Impairment in a Rottweiler Dog. J Clin Exp Pathol 5:249. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0681.1000249
Copyright: © 2015, Kubba MAG, et al., This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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