U. of Ill. veterinarians win fight to save dog with tetanus

03/23/2013 | News-Gazette (Champaign-Urbana, Ill.), The

Veterinarians at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital have successfully treated a dog for tetanus, a rare but painful and often deadly neurological disease caused by bacteria. "She had the classic sawhorse stance, where they're very rigid," said emergency and critical care resident veterinarian Thandeka Ngwenyama. After four weeks of intensive care, the dog, Nakita, is recovering, but her owner faces her own health challenges as she learned she had colon cancer just one day after Nakita's tetanus diagnosis.

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