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Wednesday, 09 November 2022

Clinical features of feline intervertebral disc herniation

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  • Males were more commonly affected by intervertebral disc extrusion
ernia catThe aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence and to describe the clinical and diagnostic imaging features of the different types of feline intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH).Medical records and imaging studies were retrospectively reviewed for cats diagnosed with IVDH between January 2008 and October 2020. Information obtained from the clinical records included signalment, clinical presentation, the presence of spinal hyperaesthesia and neurolocalisation. Diagnostic ...

Wednesday, 09 November 2022

Polyuria and polydipsia during a short course of corticosteroids therapy

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  • There was no significant difference in USG changes between methylprednisolone and prednisone groups
polyuria dogGlucocorticoids are widely used to treat canine allergic disorders, but they frequently cause polyuria and polydipsia (PUPD). At equipotent dosages, oral methylprednisolone is believed to cause less PUPD than prednisolone. The authors performed a pilot randomized, open, parallel trial with 22 dogs with nonseasonal Atopic Dermatitis (AD) receiving either prednisolone or methylprednisolone at equipotent dosages, once daily for 14 days during the first phase of a restrict...

Wednesday, 09 November 2022

Toxicologic insults to the bovine liver

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  • Toxicities go undiagnosed due to the lack of specificity of clinical signs
toxins cattleThe liver is subject to toxic insult due to its role in the metabolism of exogenous substances and the direct filtration of blood from the portal circulation, which carries absorbed toxins from the gastrointestinal system. The purpose of this article is to briefly review the anatomy and physiology of the liver because it relates to the metabolism of toxins and to discuss the main clinical toxins affecting cattle in North America.Metabolism of xenobiotics in the liver is f...

Monday, 07 November 2022

Surgical removal of intestinal foreign bodies in dogs and cats

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  • To describe a novel surgical technique for intestinal foreign body removal without enterotomy
endoscopy1The objective of this study was to describe a novel surgical technique for intestinal foreign body removal without enterotomy using a laparotomy-assisted endoscopic approach and compare short-term outcomes to enterotomy.Medical records of dogs and cats with intestinal foreign bodies that underwent attempted treatment with a laparotomy-assisted endoscopic approach between June 2019 and July 2021 were extracted. The approach consisted in manoeuvring the intesti...

Monday, 07 November 2022

Markers of tissue perfusion and their relation to mortality in dogs with blunt trauma

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  • Forty-four client-owned dogs hospitalized following blunt trauma were included
well 16 ducate head traumaThe aim of this study was to evaluate admission Animal Trauma Triage (ATT) score, shock index (SI), and markers of perfusion, including base excess (BE), plasma lactate, and lactate clearance in dogs with blunt trauma.In this prospective observational clinical study 44 client-owned dogs hospitalized following blunt trauma were included...

Monday, 07 November 2022

Assessing the cardiac valves conditions in horses with poor performance

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  • To examine the correlation between cardiac valves disease and poor performance in athletic horses
Valvole cuore cavalloHeart murmurs and valvular regurgitation are common in horses and often have no effect on their performance. However, when structural changes occur in the heart size, they can affect performance adversely. This study aimed to examine the correlation between cardiac valves disease and poor performance in athletic horses.A total of 300 athletic Thoroughbred and mix-breed horses including 164 mares and 136 stallions, with a history of poor p...

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