Journal of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association
Online ISSN : 2186-0211
Print ISSN : 0446-6454
ISSN-L : 0446-6454
Effects of OK-432 Treatment on Idiopathic Chylothorax in a Dog
Osamu DOIGUCHIMasaru DOIGUCHI
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2004 Volume 57 Issue 6 Pages 381-385

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Ligation of the thoracic duct was attempted for a female Shetland sheepdog (four years old) suffering from chylothorax. Radiography revealed a small amount of pleural effusion 37 days later. Although medical therapy was attempted to alleviate the condition, the effusion increased. Consequently at 92 days, to promote pleural adhesion, we administered OK-432. The initial dose was 1KE; a total of 8KE was injected into the thorax on four occasions over a period of 46 days. The dog showed no significant adverse effects, and the effusion decreased. Currently, after 18 months, the dog is asyptomatic, in good health, and free of signs of pleural effusion.

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