Does oxidative stress occur early in the pathogenesis of glaucoma in dogs? An interesting hypothesis. Sections from eight control retinas and 25 retinas from dogs with primary glaucoma were examined to test this.
Complications After Perineal Urethrotomy in Equids
Urolithiasis is the main indication for perineal urethrotomy in horses. This recently published article reports the clinical findings, incidence of complications, and outcome associated with perineal urethrotomy in 27 equids. Very informative!
Dialysis disequilibrium-like clinical signs during postobstructive therapy of urethral obstruction
Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome has been documented in small animals, but similar signs have not been reported as a sequelae of treatment of feline urethral obstruction. Urethral obstruction is a common emergency and practitioners should be aware of this potential complication as a cause of delayed neurologic recovery or seizures in the postobstructive period. This interesting case report describes the clinical features, treatment, and outcome of a cat with acute neurologic signs subsequent to relief of urethral obstruction and rapid resolution of severe azotemia, suggesting a process similar to dialysis disequilibrium syndrome.
Hetastarch 670/0.75 constant rate infusion and the platelet closure time in dogs
This in vivo, prospective, open-label, crossover study on eight healthy, adult male research Dogs was performed to evaluate the effects of hetastarch 670/0.75 on canine platelet function and clinical bleeding following its administration as a constant rate infusion (CRI) at 1 mL/kg/h and 2 mL/kg/h for 24 hours. How does it change the
Detection of venous air embolism via computed tomography
Venous air embolism can be hard to diagnose or to prove in small animals and it seems to be more common than previously thought. This new retrospective investigation describes the prevalence, location and clinical significance of abnormal gas accumulations in dogs and cats detected on computerised tomography images.
SPF wound dressing in distal limb wounds in horses
Non-healing or infected wounds are commonly seen on the distal legs in horses. This study was performed to determine if application of silver sodium zirconium phosphate polyurethane semi-occlusive foam (SPF) dressing would improve measures of wound healing and decrease bacterial contamination compared with a non-adherent, absorbent dressing applied to wounds created on the distal aspect of the equine limb.
Plasma iron concentration in horses with systemic inflammation
This recently online published study was performed to determine if plasma iron concentration is different between horses with and without systemic inflammation (SI) and to assess the accuracy for the detection of SI by assaying plasma iron and fibrinogen concentrations, individually or combined. Furthermore, the prognostic value of plasma iron concentration and the progression of plasma iron and fibrinogen concentrations during hospital follow-up, and its relation to SI and survival were evaluated.