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Mast cell tumour in a young boxer dog
  1. Stephan Mahler
  1. Clinique Vétérinaire Pans'Bêtes, Centre commercial des Clouères, 35690 Acigné, France
  1. e-mail: stephan_mahler{at}

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A FOUR-WEEK-OLD male boxer dog was seen with a firm, not painful, cutaneous mass in the left ventral and cranial abdomen region (Fig 1), which the breeder had first noticed 10 days before. The presence of the mass was not associated with any clinical signs. A diagnosis of mast cell tumour (MCT) was made, based on fine needle aspiration and cytological examination. A surgical excision was performed including a safety margin of 2 cm …

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