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Can Vet J. 2010 January; 51(1): 35–36.
PMCID: PMC2797348

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  1. A young growing dog is presented to you with a history of shifting-leg lameness of 3 weeks’ duration. Physical examination reveals pain on compression of the long bones. The most likely cause of these signs is:

    1. hypertrophic osteodystrophy
    2. osteochondritis dissecans
    3. panosteitis
    4. hypertrophic osteoarthropathy
    5. craniomandibular osteopathy
  2. Which assessment would be LEAST helpful in differentiating possible causes of anemia in a dog?

    1. fecal examination
    2. splenic palpation
    3. mucous membrane evaluation
    4. conscious proprioception evaluation
    5. urinalysis
  3. If a puppy is infected with heartworm (Dirofilaria immitis) microfilariae on the second day of life, what is the earliest time at which the animal will test positive for microfilariae?

    1. 2 months of age
    2. 3 months of age
    3. 6 months of age
    4. 8 months of age
    5. 9 months of age
  4. Concerning demodectic mange in dogs, which statement is LEAST accurate?

    1. It is caused by the mite Demodex canis.
    2. Occasional mites may be seen on skin scrapings in normal dogs.
    3. The dam transmits the mite to her puppies by direct contact.
    4. This is primarily a disease of mixed-breed dogs.
    5. Generalized demodicosis can be a sign of immunodeficiency.
  5. A 10-month-old Arabian colt has developed fine tremors of the head and neck in the past 5 months. The colt also has a high-stepping gait in the front limbs. The most likely cause of these signs is:

    1. cervical vertebral malformation
    2. degenerative myelitis
    3. cerebellar abiotrophy
    4. trauma to the spinal cord
    5. protozoal myelitis
  6. Infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis is usually caused by:

    1. Moraxella bovis
    2. Mycoplasma
    3. Listeria
    4. adenovirus
    5. infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus
  7. Rumen pH in cattle with subclinical or chronic rumen acidosis usually ranges from:

    1. 4.5 to 5.0
    2. 5.0 to 5.5
    3. 5.5 to 6.0
    4. 6.0 to 6.5
    5. 6.5 to 7.0
  8. You examine a 7-year-old Holstein cow with decreased appetite, decreased milk production, and melena. The mucous membranes are pale. What is the most likely cause of the gastrointestinal hemorrhage and anemia?

    1. traumatic reticuloperitonitis
    2. chronic abomasal displacement
    3. abomasal lymphosarcoma
    4. bovine virus diarrhea
    5. Johne’s disease
  9. You spay a 6-month-old mixed-breed bitch, and 4 1/2 years later the angry owner presents the dog for examination. The owner insists the dog had a heat cycle about 1 month previously and may have had another heat during the past year. Assuming the owner is correct, which statement is most accurate?

    1. The patient is likely to have an elevated serum estradiol level.
    2. The patient is likely to have an elevated serum proges-terone level.
    3. The patient is likely to have hyperadrenocorticism.
    4. Vaginal cytologic examination is likely to show a preponderance of superficial cells.
    5. Ultrasonography is likely to reveal a cystic ovary.
  10. For some respiratory diseases, intranasal immunization is preferable to intramuscular immunization because it stimulates production of:

    1. cytotoxic T cells
    2. opsonizing antibodies
    3. mucosal IgE antibodies
    4. mucosal IgA antibodies
    5. complement-fixing antibodies

(See p. 78 for answers./Voir les réponses à la page 78.)

Questions and answers were derived from Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Boards 2nd ed., a 5-volume series including Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, and Ancillary Topics, by kind permission of the publisher, Mosby–Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri.

Les questions et les réponses sont extraites de Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Boards 2nd ed., une série de cinq volumes qui comprend Basic Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Large Animal Medicine and Surgery, et Ancillary Topics, avec l’aimable permission de l’éditeur, Mosby–Year Book, Inc. de St. Louis (Missouri).


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