Lay off chest radiographs in dyspneic cats

Lay off chest radiographs in dyspneic cats

Less stress can be truly life-saving in these feline patients just trying to catch their breath.
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Mar 28, 2017

Veterinary critical care specialist Dr. Justine Lee has this quick critical care tip that can save lives—skip the thoracic radiographs in dyspneic cats. The most common differential for this clinical sign is pleural effusion, so opt for a FAST (focused assessment with sonography for trauma) ultrasound exam or thoracocentesis. Hear more: