BILLIE – 13103
Safe - 11-24-2017 Manhattan
SAFE 11/24/17 – BILLIE was brought in and is weak in hind legs and has some ataxia. He has some kind of tremor which may need follow up check. BILLIE is friendly and was purring at intake. Billie also has a URI. Needs a home asap where he can get some TLC and care.
Care Center Location: Manhattan
ZIP Code From: 10029
Intake Date: 11/19/17
Intake Type: Stray
Medical Behavior: Green
Age: 1 year
Weight: 6 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 1 year based on dentition, weight and secondary sex characteristics
Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg on intake
History : Stray, no health hx reported
Subjective: Alert, meows, purring
Observed Behavior – Allowed all handling for exam. Struggled with restraint for blood draw.
BAR-H, MMs pink and moist. BCS 4/9.
EENT: Mild mucoid ocular discharge, moderate serous nasal discharge. Ears clean.
Oral Exam: Clean adult teeth.
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: Large bladder. Male intact – possibly cryptorchid, could only palpate one testicle due to pt movement. Testicle was small, soft.
MSI: Marked resting tremor in hind legs – disappears when pt walks. Pt is ataxic or weak in the hind legs – wobbles and leans to one side with each step. Thin muscling overall but no different in the front vs. hind legs. No pain on palpation of hind legs; no fractures, wounds, swelling etc. Coat is very fluffy! Skin free of parasites, no masses noted.
CNS: Mentation appropriate. Pt is ataxic or weak in the hind legs – wobbles and leans to the side with each step.
Rectal: Normal externally.
1. Apparently cryptorchid
2. Resting tremor and ataxia vs. weakness in hind legs – R/O congenital disease vs. acquired
1. Doxycycline 0.6 ml PO SID x10 days
2. Recommend neuter
3. Monitor tremor – this may never resolve. If it is getting worse, pt should see a neurologist.
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