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Can Vet J. 2010 May; 51(5): 453–454.
PMCID: PMC2857422

Quiz Corner

  1. All the following are indications for tooth extraction EXCEPT:

    1. advanced periodontal disease
    2. retained deciduous teeth
    3. abscessed tooth
    4. chipped tooth without pulpal exposure or pulpitis
    5. root fractured near the periodontal sulcus
  2. Which of the following is NOT a common skin tumor of cats?

    1. basal-cell carcinoma
    2. squamous-cell carcinoma
    3. fibrosarcoma
    4. mast-cell tumor
    5. lipoma
  3. A complete blood (cell) count in a dog shows packed cell volume 35%, white blood cell count 1800/μL, 10% neutrophils, 50% lymphocytes, 20% monocytes, and 20% eosinophils. What is the most significant abnormality in this hemogram?

    1. eosinophilia
    2. neutropenia
    3. lymphocytosis
    4. monocytosis
    5. anemia
  4. Which finding is most consistent with a diagnosis of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in a dog with acute onset of vomiting and diarrhea?

    1. coronavirus particles on electron microscopy of the stool
    2. neutrophilic leukocytosis with a pronounced left shift
    3. increased packed cell volume (PCV) (above 55%) with increased total plasma protein level
    4. increased PCV with normal total plasma protein level
    5. hypokalemia with metabolic alkalosis
  5. A male dog has two 2-cm-diameter oxalate uroliths in his bladder. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment?

    1. cystotomy for removal of the uroliths
    2. allopurinol use for 2 months, followed by reevaluation
    3. antibiotic treatment to control infection, followed by dietary acidification of the urine
    4. dietary acidification of the urine using a low protein diet
    5. D-penicillamine use for 1 month, followed by reevaluation
  6. A healthy horse has a packed cell volume of 55% (normal 40%) and a total plasma protein concentration of 65 g/L (normal 60 to 75 g/L). What is the most likely cause of the polycythemia?

    1. dehydration
    2. bone marrow neoplasia
    3. heart failure
    4. anxiety
    5. circulatory shock
  7. A common cause of urinary incontinence in horses is:

    1. equine herpesvirus-1 myeloencephalitis
    2. toxoplasmosis
    3. Sarcocystis neurona infection
    4. degenerative myelopathy
    5. verminous myelopathy
  8. Listeriosis is definitively diagnosed by:

    1. a history of silage consumption
    2. pathognomonic clinical signs
    3. serologic tests
    4. isolation of the causative organism
    5. necropsy findings
  9. Which ingredients in addition to water are critically important components of oral rehydration solutions for calves with neonatal diarrhea?

    1. fructose and calcium
    2. sodium and glucose
    3. sodium and chloride
    4. lactose and casein
    5. starch and protein
  10. The major immunoglobulin in sow’s milk is:

    1. IgG
    2. IgM
    3. IgE
    4. IgA
    5. IgS

(See p. 530 for answers./Voir les réponses à la page 530.)

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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