Reply To: Pyrexia Case
I missed the signalment! Sorry:
A 2-year-old, neutered female, 12kg, Whippet.
The primary problems were considered to be the lameness, joint effusion and increased body temperature. The lameness was considered most likely to be secondary to the joint effusion. Additional problems were the muscle atrophy, anorexia, reluctance to exercise, dehydration and were thought to be secondary to the same disease process causing the primary problems.
Spot on with the problem list, I would always create the problem list and then prioritise them before coming up with my differential list.