Use of computed tomography in the diagnosis of a cerebral abscess in a goat

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Gerros TC, Mattoon JS, Snyder SP.

Vet Radiol Ultrasound 1998;39:322-324.

A 7-month-old La Mancha doe was presented with a right head tilt and ventral strabismus while circling to the left. History and physical examination led to a tentative diagnosis of a cerebral abscess. Computed tomography revealed a large, complex mass with ring enhancement in the left cerebral hemisphere, supporting the diagnosis. Postmortem examination confirmed the cerebral abscess. Bacterial cultures yielded heavy growth of Actinomyces pyogenes.