Vaginal hyperplasia or hypertrophy or edema The septum can be a thin membrane at the vestibulovaginal junction, or it can result in a double vagina. Sedation or anesthesia of the bitch is almost never used, being reserved for those dogs that become vicious when the vulvar area is examined. This is further supported by the identification of estrogen and progesterone receptors in the stroma and smooth muscle of the vagina and vulva as well as the epithelium of dogs Vermeirsch et al In our experience, this has resulted in poor fertility. Strictures are typically obvious and immediately evident on digital examination, blocking the normal cranial progress of the digit.
The bitch should be treated in an outside location that will not be discolored by the solution that invariably drips out. There is usually a band of inflammatory cells beneath the epithelium, and it is mostly plasma cells and lymphocytes with clusters of neutrophils. The enema solution is discarded, but the bottle is a collapsible plastic container with a tapered tip, which is ideal for infusing an antiseptic solution into the vagina. Clinical Management Do not attempt to induce estrus before the cause of the anestrus is ascertained. There were no photographs so we must rely on the diagnosis by the pathologists involved. Radiographical measurement of the ratio of the diameter of the vestibulovaginal junction and the vagina quantitates this in a wide range of breeds with differing body sizes. Eds International Veterinary Information Service www.
Diagnosis and treatment of chronic vaginitis in the bitch. This syndrome is common in cows, but may not be that common in dogs. The ratio of the height at the vestibulovaginal junction to the height of the vagina was calculated. The bladder must be able to expand for filling, contract down for emptying, and respond to voluntary control. Clearly, a large number of normal dogs should be examined, and followed prospectively for clinical signs. It was vimentin and desmin positive, and desmin positive by immunohistochemistry. Babyak and trusted her skills.
However, bacteria and neutrophils are seen in normal dogs as well as dogs with vaginitis. You may need to do a laparotomy to diagnose this condition. Recently I found out that one of my girls has a vaginal stricture. The asterisks represent the urethral orifice. What is your diagnosis? Thacher and Bradley report 99 cases of vulvar and vaginal tumours and found 1 melanoma.