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CO2-Laser for Meibomian gland adenomas in dogs
Meibomian gland adenomas are common neoplasias in older dogs which often require surgical excision. Various techniques have been described during the last decades. Is the CO2 laser a good choice? It seems so!

Twelve eyelid meibomian gland adenomas in dogs were surgically ablated using the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. The laser site was not sutured.

All procedures resulted in complete removal of the adenoma with no recurrences at 6 months.

In addition, no dogs developed corneal disease secondary to the procedure, and the cosmetic appearance of the eyelid margins was good at the end of the 6-month study.

Based on results of this study, CO2 laser ablation of canine meibomian gland adenomas is an effective alternative to standard surgical removal.


Source: Martin Bussieres, Sheryl G. Krohne, Jean Stiles, Wendy M. Townsend (2005): The Use of Carbon Dioxide Laser for the Ablation of Meibomian Gland Adenomas in Dogs. In: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 41:227-234 (2005)







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Radioactive iodine uptake in hyperthyroid cats after rh-TSHmembers
Radioactive iodine therapy is considered the treatment of choice for hyperthyroidism in cats, but the availability of this modality is limited by costs and hospitalization requirements. Administration of recombinant human thyroid stimulating hormone (rh‐TSH) to humans with thyroid neoplasia or nodular goiter can increase thyroidal iodine uptake, thereby allowing the use of lower radioactive iodine doses for treatment. Veterinary studies of this subject are limited, and results are conflicting. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the effects of rh‐TSH administration on thyroidal iodine uptake in hyperthyroid cats.

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