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Report of Lumbar spondylosis in Domestic Shorthair Cat

Mohyeddin H*1 and Khoei M2

1Department of Diagnostic imaging, Islamic Azad University of Garmsar, Iran, P.O. BOX 14515/775

2Resident of Diagnostic Imaging, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, P.O. BOX 14515/775.

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Hamid Mohyeddin
Assistant professor, Department of Diagnostic imaging
Islamic Azad University of Garmsar, Iran
P.O. BOX 14515/775.
E-mail: hmohyeddin@yahoo.com

Received date: September 29, 2017; Accepted date: October 07, 2017; Published date: October 18, 2017

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Introduction

Lumbar spondylosis is a result of excess production of osteoblast which can be degenerative depending on the stage of the spondylosis. Cats suffer from Lumbar Spondylosis by the age of 10 years.

Case Report

A 7-year old street cat was diagnosed with Lumbar spondylosis at L5-L6 (Figure 1) region of the vertebra after the cat was admitted to the hospital as the cat was experiencing high pressure while urinating. Sonograph showed a small amount of sediment in the bladder, but this sediment could not cause severe urination. Both kidneys were in normal size and echo-texture with ultrasound indicating healthy kidney function.

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Figure 1: Lumbar spondylosis at L5-L6 region of the vertebra.