Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson DVM Foundation

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology

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  • SPECIES:
    • CANINE
  • SYSTEM:
    • GASTROINTESTINAL
  • ORGAN:
    • TONGUE
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • BILATERALLY SYMMETRICAL VENTRAL LINGUAL ULCERS
  • CAUSE:
    • UREMIA
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • WILLIAMS
  • INSTITUTION:
    • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
  • GENPATH:
    • ULCER, ULCERATION/INFLAMMATION
  • COMMENTS:
    • Ventral lingual ulcers in the dog occur as a result of increased amounts of BUN in uremic animals. The urea exudes through oral mucosa, diffusing into the saliva, which essentialy becomes an "ammonia bath" for the ventral tongue.