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Conservative management of concurrent bilateral dorsal tarsometatarsal instability in a cat
  1. Ross M. Allan
  1. The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital, The Pets‘n'Vets Family, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ross M. Allan, ross.allan{at}petsnvets.org

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A 2-year-old domestic long-haired cat presented with an acute onset grade 3/5 weightbearing bilateral hindlimb lameness. The patient was ambulatory yet pain was elicited in the region of both tarsal joints upon physical examination. No wounds or bruising in the area of either tarsus was detected.

Radiography and assessment under general anaesthesia was performed. Mediolateral and caudocranial radiographs of both hindlimbs were unremarkable, while physical examination under anaesthesia revealed bilateral dorsal tarsometatarsal instability. This was confirmed upon stress radiography (Fig 1a, …

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