Canine ocular gliovascular syndrome (COGS) is not a common problem in dogs and can be easy misdiagnosed. This study characterizes the clinical, diagnostic, and histopathologic findings in affected dogs.
Blood glucose in small animals with acute arterial thrombembolism
Acute limb paralysis because of arterial thromboembolism (ATE) occurs in cats and less commonly in dogs. ATE is diagnosed based on physical examination findings and, occasionally, advanced imaging. The objective of this prospective observational, clinical study was to evaluate if peripheral, affected limb venous glucose concentration is decreased in ATE, whereas its systemic concentration is within or above reference interval.
Different techniques of conjunctival flap repair for corneal defects
Conjunctival flaps are commonly used to treat corneal wounds in dogs, especially perforating ones. This report compares the success rate of a conjunctival pedicle flap (CPF) alone vs. a CPF with an underlying acellular submucosa implant for the repair of deep or perforating corneal wounds in dogs.
Canine uveal melanocytes - isolation and culture
Uveal explants from donor globes of five mixed-breed were dissected, and the anterior uvea removed. The uveal explants were placed in trypsin solution for enzymatic digestion. Extracted cells were cultured in modified F12 media. Immunocytochemistry was performed to confirm the identity of the extracted cells. This interesting study was recently published online.
Troponin I and T as prognostic markers in feline HCM
Myocardial injury detected by cardiac troponin I and T (cTnI and cTnT) in cardiac disease is associated with increased risk of death in humans and dogs. Does the presence of myocardial injury predict long-term death in cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), and ongoing myocardial injury reflects change in left ventricular wall thickness over time? Interesting questions! This prospective cohort study on 36 cats with primary HCM helps to answer them.
Osteochondritis dissecans of the distal sagittal ridge of the equine Mc III
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the distal sagittal ridge of the third metacarpal bone (McIII) has not previously been described in the literature. This retrospective case study describes the clinical, radiological and arthroscopic features of OCD of the distal sagittal ridge of the McIII and reports outcome in a series of cases.
Infectious haemolytic anemia in an orphaned juvenile female platypus
Although T. ornithorhynchi infection is common in the platypus, this is the first case in which it has been shown to cause a haemolytic anaemia in this species and molecular characterisation of the organism has been described. A review of the previous literature concerning T. ornithorhynchi and possible treatment options for future cases are discussed.
Prevalence of bacteremia in dairy cattle with APM
Acute puerperal metritis (APM) affects 30% of postpartum dairy cattle. Bacteremia negatively impacts survival in cattle with coliform mastitis. However, the prevalence of bacteremia in dairy cattle with APM is unknown. Is it true that bacteremia is detectable in a large proportion of cattle with APM? A prospective case-control study including 17 dairy cows with APM and 17 healthy dairy cattle tried to find an answer.