2009 Image Interpretation Session - Case 3

Signalment: 8 year old, M (c), DSH, “Thunder”

History: The patient has a 2 week history of soft tissue swelling and alopecia of left rear hock. Alopecia also present on right rear hock. Pet had been outside a few days before the owner noticed any abnormalities. Pet was treated with antibiotic drops with no response or improvements after 1 week.

Other information: The patient is now non-weight bearing on left rear limb. Severe joint crepitus palpated during exam of left hock. The remainder of the physical exam is within normal limits.

Study Provided: Multiple orthogonal radiographs of the left pelvic limb and a lateral of the right pelvic limb.