Authors: MUSTAFA DOĞA TEMİZSOYLU, ALİ BUMİN, ZEKİ ALKAN
Abstract: This study sought to determine the roles and effectiveness of findings obtained from radiographic examinations of lungs in the diagnosis of pulmonary diseases and to place radiographic findings into routine practice in dogs and cats. Fifty-eight dogs and 27 cats of different breeds, sexes and ages suspected of having pulmonary disease were used as the study materials after clinical examination and anamnesis. The pulmonary radiographies of these cases were appropriately taken and radiographic findings were evaluated. Radiographic evaluation of the cases revealed an alveolar pattern in eight dogs (13.79%) and five cats (18.52%), an interstitial pattern in 20 dogs (34.48%) and nine cats (44.44%), a bronchial pattern in 18 dogs (31.04%) and 12 cats (44.44%), a pulmonary mass (nodular pulmonary pattern) in 12 dogs (20.69%) and multifocal pulmonary calcification in one cat (3.70%). In conclusion, the morphological structure, anatomical localization and invasiveness of a lesion can be determined and classified by the radiological examination of lungs in cats and dogs. In addition, the effectiveness of the treatment and prognosis of pulmonary disease can also be followed up.
Keywords: Cat, dog, pulmonary disease, radiography
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