A three-year-old wire fox terrier inadvertently was given an intranasal Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine parainfluenza vaccine subcutaneously. The dog subsequently developed both a local inflammatory reaction at the injection site and acute, nonseptic hepatocellular degeneration and necrosis. The patient was treated successfully with intravenous fluids and amikacin. Two months after the injection, the serum bile acid concentrations and hepatic histopathology indicated the presence of continued hepatocellular disease.

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