Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in a pot-bellied pig.
An 11-year-old, neutered male, Vietnamese pot-bellied pig was admitted for routine dental and foot care. As a part of routine geriatric evaluation, blood was submitted for a complete blood count and serum biochemical analysis. The blood count revealed a marked leucocytosis due to lymphocytosis. Further diagnostic evaluation, including abdominal and thoracic radiography, abdominal ultrasonography and blood lymphocyte immunophenotyping confirmed a diagnosis of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia of T-cell origin. Treatment was initiated with oral prednisone and cyclophosphamide. The pig did well on treatment for about 1 month after discharge but was then euthanized.
M. S. Gill, G. E. Mauldin, Casey J. LeBlanc, and G. A. Sod. "Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in a pot-bellied pig." Veterinary and Comparative Oncology 2.1 (2004): 43-47.
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