Transmissible Venereal Tumor with Subcutaneous and Bone Metastasis in a Dog

  • T O Abuom
  • J D Mande


A five year old entire mixed breed dog was admitted to the University of Nairobi's small animal clinic with a 5-months history of subcutaneous masses. Physical examination revealed firm and mobile masses in the subcuticular tissues, on the mandible and the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae. Visual inspection of the prepuce also revealed a timorous mass. Surgical excision of the subcutaneous masses and the mass on the prepuce was performed while the dog was under surgical anesthesia. Microscopic examination of the subcutaneous masses revealed features consistent with canine transmissible venereal tumor. This paper provides a detailed account of the clinical findings, surgical procedure and outcomes of managing the case.

The Kenya Veterinarian Vol. 30 (1) 2006: pp. 11-13

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