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Lipoma on the epiglottis of a dog
  1. Mark Carpenter
  1. Straid Veterinary Clinic, 121 Station Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire HP9 1LH
  1. e-mail: mark.l.carpenter{at}

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I WAS presented with a 14-year-old terrier crossbreed neutered bitch (6 kg bodyweight) on July 12, 2012, with a history of distressing paroxysmal coughing episodes over the previous six to eight weeks, apparently with a sudden onset. The dog appeared to have a marginally increased expiratory effort but there was no evident abnormality on chest auscultation. There was notable dental calculus with associated halitosis and inflammatory gum disease, which was considered the most likely underlying cause of the cough, although the paroxysmal nature …

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