The Retrospective Study of Pleural Disease in Cats of Tehran Iran
World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress Proceedings, 2004
Shirani, Darioush, Ghafari Masoud
Small Animal Hospital-Veterinary Faculty-Tehran University

Pleural effusion and pneumothorax are the most common pleural diseases in dogs and cats. Sixty two cats in with respiratory diseases were confirmed by radiographic examination were studied. Five cases with pleural disease were future studied two cases were found to have pyothorax; two cases of hemothorax and one with chylothorax and pneumothorax were also observed hematological examinations revealed that sever leukocytosis with left shift was present in all affected cases. Pasturella multocida and mycoplasma spp. were common bacterial pathogens isolated respiratory distress and open mouth breathing were the dominant clinical findings.

Monitoring in pleural disease is essential although the prognosis may be poor intensive antibacterial treatment and frequent thoracocentesis were performed in all cases.

Speaker Information
(click the speaker's name to view other papers and abstracts submitted by this speaker)

Shirani Darioush
Small Animal Hospital
Veterinary Faculty-Tehran University

MAIN : Abstracts : Pleural Disease in Cats
Powered By VIN

Friendly Reminder to Our Colleagues: Use of VIN content is limited to personal reference by VIN members. No portion of any VIN content may be copied or distributed without the expressed written permission of VIN.

Clinicians are reminded that you are ultimately responsible for the care of your patients. Any content that concerns treatment of your cases should be deemed recommendations by colleagues for you to consider in your case management decisions. Dosages should be confirmed prior to dispensing medications unfamiliar to you. To better understand the origins and logic behind these policies, and to discuss them with your colleagues, click here.

Images posted by VIN community members and displayed via VIN should not be considered of diagnostic quality and the ultimate interpretation of the images lies with the attending clinician. Suggestions, discussions and interpretation related to posted images are only that -- suggestions and recommendations which may be based upon less than diagnostic quality information.


777 W. Covell Blvd., Davis, CA 95616


  • Toll Free: 800-700-4636
  • From UK: 01-45-222-6154
  • From anywhere: (1)-530-756-4881
  • From Australia: 02-6145-2357