Louie is a beautiful and beloved Bearded Collie who came to see Dermatology for Animals after a mysterious wound appeared on the inside of his right front leg. Numerous different treatments had been tried, but there was no response and his wound was continuing to get bigger and bigger. The owners and the veterinarian who referred the case were very frustrated with poor Louie’s wound.
On Louie’s initial examination it was obvious that his wound was very painful. Louie had a bad limp on his right front leg with two ulcerations on the inside of this leg. His leg was swollen to about twice its normal size. Our first step was to take a small piece of tissue from the leg to send it to a histopathologist. She examined the tissue with a microscope to determine the cause. Another piece of tissue was also sent to the laboratory for a culture and sensitivity to determine the appropriate antibiotic for Louie’s wound. Read more »