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Can Vet J. 2010 April; 51(4): 415.
PMCID: PMC2839834

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  1. d) Sarcoids are benign, locally invasive tumors that tend to recur.
  2. a) Often the object may be gently pushed into the rumen to relieve the obstruction.
  3. e) Sudden gagging up of food or mucus, without prodromal nausea or retching, suggests regurgitation caused by esophageal disease.
  4. e) Despite the fact that many recognized cases of parvoviral enteritis are very severe, it is believed that most infections are relatively mild. The severity of the disease depends on the size and virulence of the inoculum, presence or absence of other intestinal disease (e.g., parasites), and the pup’s maternal immunity. Fecal enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for parvoviral antigen is usually negative at 2 to 3 weeks after onset of signs.
  5. c) Vitamin K1 would not prevent bleeding from an ulcer or erosion. Abdominal compression bandages are not effective. You cannot autotransfuse when the blood is entering the stomach. Cimetidine and sucralfate often do not work quickly enough in animals that appear to be exsanginating. In this animal you must eliminate the source of the hemorrhage by resecting the ulcer.
  6. d) The general recommendation is to wait 2 weeks after vaccination, even though immunity may be generated before this time.
  7. a) Penile hematoma is a condition of young breeding bulls.
  8. e) Anemia and inadequate oxygen-carrying capacity occur in young pigs. The other diseases listed occur in older pigs.
  9. a) Tetracyclines are bacteriostatic.
  10. a) These signs best describe lead poisoning.

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