Phantom limb pain is a well-known phenomenon in human patients who have had amputations and represents a form of neuropathic pain. It has never been reported in the veterinary literature before. Now this case report from Australia describes the first patient...
A cat presented with signs consistent with neuropathic or phantom limb pain 42 days after iatrogenic sciatic nerve injury and 38 days after subsequent hind limb amputation.
Multimodal analgesic therapy resulted in resolution of signs of pain.
Source: BJ O`HAGAN (2006): Case Report. Neuropathic pain in a cat post-amputation. In: Australian Veterinary Journal 84 (3), 83Â86.
Reference intervals for blood parameters in Shetland Sheepdogs
Several breeds have physiological peculiarities that induce variations in reference intervals (RIs) compared with the general canine population. Shetland sheepdogs (SSs) are reported to be more predisposed to different diseases (eg, hyperlipidemia, gallbladder mucocele, and hypothyroidism). Consequently, a breedâspecific approach is more often required. Thus, the aim of this study was to determine whether the RIs of the general canine population could be applied to that of SSs, and to generate breedâspecific RIs, where appropriate.