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Dog’s rare condition


Oolloo presented to the JCU Vet Medicine Service to see Dr James with a long history of coughing and retching. Common causes of coughing such as heart and lungworms and infectious bronchitis were ruled out by his referring vet.
Radiographs of his lungs showed a severe bronchopneumonia. A lung wash under anaesthesia was performed and tests revealed a very severe but rare condition called ‘eosinophilic bronchopneumonia’.
This is an allergic airway disease that is easily treated with cortisone once the diagnosis is made.
Since starting treatment, Oolloo’s cough quickly disappeared so he can run around his home town on Magnetic Island enjoying the beaches and island lifestyle once again.

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