Spinal osteomyelitis and epidural empyema in a dog due to migrating conifer material

Sutton, A.; May, C.; Coughlan, A.
May 2010
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;5/29/2010, Vol. 166 Issue 22, p693
Academic Journal
The article discusses the migration of foreign bodies into the lumbar spine of dogs. Reportedly an uncommon occurrence among canines, the object is usually a grass awn inhaled or ingested. The item then passes through the abdominal region before lodging in the spine. The results of a detailed study of the phenomenon, based on a four year old female dobermann who was neutered, are discussed.


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