The pug diagnosed with corneal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) was only one year old. The authors decided to use a pulse-dose topical 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) treatment regimen in this special case. Can it be recommended also for other dogs?
Unusual cause of colic symptoms in a yearling
This report describes a case of small intestinal strangulating obstruction caused by an unusual, anomalous congenital band attached to the ileocaecal fold in a yearling colt which might be an underdiagnosed Problem.
Perioperative Antimicrobials During Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy
Is perioperative antimicrobial administration during tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) indicated or useless? A retrospective case series in dogs (nâ€‰=â€‰184) that had TPLO (nâ€‰=â€‰226) at the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre has very informative results.
Serum and urine Blastomyces antigen as markers of clinical remission
Blastomyces antigen concentrations correlate with clinical remission in dogs during antifungal treatment, and detect disease relapse after treatment discontinuation, and serum and urine Blastomyces antigen concentrations can be used to diagnose blastomycosis in dogs. Can these hypotheses be proven in this new study?
Flecainide as antiarrhythmic drug in horses
Only few pharmacologic compounds have been validated for treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) in horses. Studies investigating the utility and safety of flecainide to treat AF in horses have produced conflicting results, and the antiarrhythmic mechanisms of flecainide are not fully understood. This study tries to determinate the potential of flecainideon nine Standardbred horses in a prospective study.
Clinical approaches to antagonism of alpha2-adrenoreceptor agonists in the horse
Alpha2-adrenoceptor agonists xylazine, romifidine, detomidine and, in some cases, medetomidine and dexmedetomidine, are fundamental drugs used in equine practice. There are situations where the undesirable pharmacodynamic effects (ataxia, prolonged sedation, bradycardia and ileus) or accidental overdose of these drugs may need to be antagonised. This review examines the current literature on the Î±2-adrenoceptor antagonists used in horses and makes recommendations on how to use these drugs safely in an attempt to prevent undesirable pharmacodynamic effects.
Association between vitreous degeneration and cataract in dogs
This study was performed to evaluate the relationship between cataract and vitreous degeneration on ultrasonography (VDU) in dogs - both problems are commonly seen in small animal practice and it seems to be likely that there is an association between both.
Modified lamellar keratoplasties in deep stromal abscesses in horses
The objective of this study describe a surgical modification of deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty (DLEK) and posterior lamellar keratoplasty (PLK) procedures, to facilitate surgery on standing horses under-sedation.
Four client-owned horses, for which the owners declined surgery under general anesthesia, underwent standing corneal lamellar keratoplasty procedures for the treatment of deep corneal stromal abscesses, were included in this study.
Capsular tension ring use in dogs with phacoemulsification and IOL implantation
Phacoemulsification and IOL Implantation have become standard procedures in small animal medicine. This online published study was performed to evaluate and compare surgical outcome and complications in canine eyes with stable, cataractous lenses undergoing routine phacoemulsification and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation with or without implantation of a capsular tension ring device (CTR).
Information about course programs and registration available at: www.wvepah.org
Optimizing MRI results of the spine
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is generally considered to be the best imaging modality for the spine because of its excellent tissue contrast and multiplanar imaging capability; however, good technique is vital in order to avoid nondiagnostic or even misleading images. This publications gives a variety of helpful advices to optimize the results!