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Mattsson, Johanna (2006) Akut prostatit hos hund. Other thesis, SLU.

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Abstract

Acute bacterial prostatitis is a common disease in older male dogs. It gives symptoms such as fever, pain, tiredness, infertility, unwillingness to mate and sometimes symptoms from the urinary tract. It is common that you do an ultrasound exam on dogs when you suspect prostatic changes. In this study 15 dogs diagnosed with acute prostatitis at the small animal clinic at SLU in Uppsala were examined. The clinical signs and the ultrasound pictures were put together in retrospect. The aim with this study was to describe the ultrasound appearances in dogs clinically diagnosed with acute prostatitis. The weight of the dogs in the study was between 13,5 kg and 42 kg with an average weight of 31,4 kg. The age was 4 years and 1 month to 13 years and 11 months with an average age of 9 years and 3 months. The most common symptom in the dogs in the study was fever, blood in the urine or from the penis, problem while urinating, pain at palpation of the prostate, tense at abdominal palpation, defecating problems, vomiting and depression. Five dogs had bacteria in the urine. At ultrasound examination all dogs had prostates with mixed echogenicity, a majority had focal or multifocal areas with hypoechogenicity and cysts, three dogs had areas with hyperechogenicity. Five of the dogs in this study had signs of peritonitis seen as hyperechoic fat or free fluid around the prostate.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: hund, prostata, prostatit
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Depositing User: Johanna Mattsson
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:38
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/877

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