National Board Practice Questions - Quiz 5

  1. Which of the following products is appropriate pharmacotherapy for equine protozoal myeloencephalitis?

  2. A 3-year-old intact male terrier presents with pale mucous membranes and lethargy. Blood smear reveals large, paired piroplasms within erythrocytes. What is the most appropriate pharmacotherapy?

  3. Ostertagia ostertagi is the most important nematode parasite of cattle. This nematode causes disease in cattle primarily by:

  4. A 5-year-old neutered male golden retriever from Oregon with a history of salmon consumption presents with high fever, lethargy, diarrhea, and generalized lymphadenopathy. Fecal sedimentation examination reveals small operculated eggs. What is the most appropriate pharmacotherapy?

  5. Neonatal porcine diarrhea develops subsequent to infection with:

  6. Thelazia, an eyeworm of cattle and horses that is occasionally found in small animals, is transmitted via:

  7. Dogs acquire infection with Sarcocystis sp. via:

  8. Lesions due to infection with Ascaris suum include:

  9. Flea allergy dermatitis in dogs characteristically appears:

  10. You examine a herd of beef cattle with an afebrile respiratory disease that has not responded to antibiotics. Several of the younger animals are coughing. You suspect infection with a respiratory parasite. What diagnostic test would be most likely to reveal evidence of infection with the most likely parasitic etiologic agent?

  11. Infection of sheep and goats with Bunostomum would be expected to cause:

  12. Decoquinate is continually fed to confined poultry in order to control:

  13. Which tick of dogs is also referred to as the “kennel tick” because it can survive inside homes and kennels, creating an indoor source of infestation for dog:

  14. The preferred method for detecting the larvae of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus in cats is:

  15. You necropsy a turkey and find target-shaped circular areas of necrosis in the liver and caseous cores in the ceca. What is the most likely diagnosis?

  16. A 3-year-old spayed female outdoor cat presents with respiratory distress. Thoracic radiographs reveal 3 large, distinct pulmonary cysts. Operculate eggs are found on fecal sedimentation. The most appropriate treatment is:

  17. Several elk and moose in a mixed-species hoof stock exhibit at a wildlife park develop neurologic disease, including ataxia and torticollis. However, the white-tailed deer in the exhibit are all normal. You suspect a nematode may be responsible. If so, how did the animals become infected?

  18. You examine a herd of goats with pale mucous membranes and submandibular edema. Necropsy examination of one goat reveals nematodes in the abomasum with a characteristic spirally-striped, “barber pole” appearance. What parasite is this most likely to be?

  19. Although variability exists between animals, lesions of flea-bite dermatitis in cats most commonly develop on the:

  20. Examination of a direct smear from fresh diarrheic feces of a kitten revealed several motile nematode larvae, each ~ 300 microns long, with a distinct rhabditiform esophagus. The most appropriate treatment for this parasite is: