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Can Vet J. 2010 August; 51(8): 813–814.
PMCID: PMC2904999

Quiz Corner

  1. Which of the following is NOT associated with heartworm infection?

    1. pulmonary hypertension
    2. no clinical signs
    3. dilatation of the pulmonary arteries
    4. right ventricular hypertrophy
    5. systemic hypertension
  2. What is the primary factor contributing to periodontal disease?

    1. tartar
    2. plaque
    3. calculus
    4. salivary polysaccharides
    5. salivary minerals
  3. Cough is a likely clinical sign in all the following disorders EXCEPT:

    1. tracheal collapse
    2. right-sided congestive heart failure
    3. Bordetella bronchiseptica infection
    4. blastomycosis
    5. acute bacterial bronchitis
  4. What is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in dogs?

    1. thyroid gland atrophy
    2. overuse of methimazole (Tapazole) to treat hyperthyroidism
    3. iodine deficiency from feeding of generic dog foods
    4. thyroid destruction by a tumor
    5. congenital hypothyroidism
  5. The most common cause of lymphadenomegaly in cats is:

    1. lymphosarcoma
    2. feline leukemia virus infection
    3. extramedullary hematopoiesis in response to anemia
    4. lymphoid hyperplasia
    5. metastatic adenocarcinoma
  6. If septic arthritis is diagnosed or suspected in a horse the most appropriate initial regimen should involve:

    1. bandaging any wound and monitoring the degree of lameness
    2. broad spectrum antimicrobial therapy and lavage of the joint with a balanced electrolyte solution
    3. transaction of the ligaments of the affected joint
    4. application of a cast
    5. lavage of the joint with 0.9% aline solution
  7. A horse with no recent tetanus vaccination sustains multiple deep lacerations. Which of the following constitutes appropriate tetanus prophylaxis?

    1. intramuscular tetanus toxoid
    2. intravenous tetanus toxoid
    3. intramuscular tetanus antitoxin
    4. topical antibiotic on the wounds
    5. irrigation of the wounds
  8. In a 2-year-old heifer, the site of injection for epidural anesthesia is at the:

    1. sacrococcygeal articulation
    2. first intercoccygeal articulation
    3. second intercoccygeal articulation
    4. third intercoccygeal articulation
    5. lumbosacral articulation
  9. A common sequel that adversely affects the response to treatment of shipping fever bronchopneumonia in calves is:

    1. meningitis
    2. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    3. pulmonary abscesses
    4. atypical interstitial pneumonia
    5. chronic emphysema
  10. Which disease can cause extensive hemorrhagic enteritis of the small intestine that may be acute and severe enough to result in death from hypovolemic shock?

    1. swine dysentery
    2. intestinal adenopathy
    3. Salmonella typhimurium infection
    4. ulceration of the pars esophagea
    5. Trichuris suis infection

(See p. 898 for answers.)

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.

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