Prostatic abscess in dogs: case reports

Carlos Eduardo Fonseca-Alves, Aline Gonçalves Corrêa, Helvécio Leal Santos-Junior, Fabiana Elias, Sabrina dos Santos Costa, Veridiana Maria Brianezi Dignani de Moura

Abstract


Abstract

Fifteen cases of dogs with prostatic abscesses are reported. The animals were underwent to physical examination prioritizing the digital rectal exam associated with transabdominal palpation of the prostate gland, followed by blood cell count, measurement of serum urea, creatinine, alanine aminotransferase and alkaline phosphatase levels, abdominal’s radiographic and ultrasound exam, ultrasound and prostate’s culture. The animals were underwent to different treatments, being related to the animal’s general state, location, size and quantity of prostatic abscess. The description of the cases in question reiterates the importance of prostatic disease in canine medicine, once the detailed physical examination associated with specific complementary tests, particularly the x-ray and ultrasound, are valuable for the accurate diagnosis of dog’s prostatic diseases. Surgical procedures were effective to the treatment of prostatic abscess, with a low mortality rate.


Keywords


Canine; Prostate; Acute prostatitis.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2012v33n3p1157

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
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E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
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