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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612926/the-use-of-silver-amalgam-for-treatment-of-shell-ulcerations-in-turtles-60-cases
#1
F Spadola, M Morici
Shell ulcers were diagnosed based on clinical appearance in 60 turtles. Under general anaesthesia, surgical curettage was performed using a burr mounted on a micro-grinder. A calcium hydroxide paste was applied to the debrided lesions before the application of restorative material. Lesions were completely filled with rapidly hardening silver amalgam. Treated terrapins were hospitalised in dry containers and later were housed in tanks with controlled temperature 24 hours. Fillings were found spontaneously expulsed at various periods after placement...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597914/computed-tomographic-features-of-urinary-bladder-torsion-in-two-dogs
#2
M Ricciardi, A Campanella, R Martino
Urinary bladder torsion is rare in dogs. It is characterised by rotation of the organ along its longitudinal axis and is potentially life-threatening because of urinary flow obstruction with subsequent urine retention, hydroureter, hydronephrosis and azotaemia. This report describes the computed tomographic features of urinary bladder torsion in two dogs. In both cases, the hallmark indicative of torsion was the "whirl sign," originating from the twisted pelvic urethra and urinary bladder neck encircling the ureters, blood vessels and bladder ligaments in a characteristic spiral pattern...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597507/percutaneous-ultrasound-guided-cholecystocentesis-complications-and-association-of-ultrasonographic-findings-with-bile-culture-results
#3
F Schiborra, J F McConnell, T W Maddox
OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively evaluate cases presented for percutaneous ultrasound-guided cholecystocentesis for associated complications, identify risk factors associated with complications and to assess ultrasonographic findings and relate these to bacterial culture results. METHODS: Data on 300 patients presented for percutaneous ultrasound-guided cholecystocentesis were retrospectively collected and ultrasonographic images were assessed for defined structural changes...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556234/diagnostic-imaging-of-oronasal-fistulas-in-a-dachshund
#4
B L Mulherin, J R Ewing, K Miles
Oronasal fistula development is described anecdotally as a common disease process in the dachshund but little is known about its imaging appearance. This case report describes the clinical presentation, computed tomography (CT) characterisation, dental radiograph confirmation and treatment of bilateral oronasal fistulas in a 14-year-old dachshund.
May 29, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543518/green-discolouration-of-urine-following-propofol-infusion-in-a-dog
#5
D Flaherty, A Auckburally
A three-year-old, female neutered Weimaraner was presented with a history of neck pain and tetraparesis. MRI revealed an extradural mass at the level of C3 vertebra, which was thought to be a spinal abscess, and the dog was scheduled for surgical exploration the following morning. Overnight the dog developed an exaggerated ventilatory pattern, with paradoxical inward movement of the thorax on inspiration. Arterial blood gas analysis revealed respiratory acidosis and ventilator support was initiated to prevent excessive respiratory fatigue...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543363/histiocytic-sarcoma-in-14-miniature-schnauzers-a-new-breed-predisposition
#6
J A Lenz, E Furrow, L E Craig, C M Cannon
OBJECTIVES: To describe a series of miniature schnauzers diagnosed with histiocytic sarcoma and assess for possible breed predisposition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of miniature schnauzers with a diagnosis of histiocytic sarcoma between January 2008 and April 2015 were reviewed. Data collected included signalment, body weight, presenting complaint, date of diagnosis, clinicopathologic and diagnostic imaging findings, treatment, therapeutic response, date of death or last follow-up and necropsy findings...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543035/owner-assessment-of-the-outcome-of-tibial-plateau-levelling-osteotomy-without-meniscal-evaluation-for-treatment-of-naturally-occurring-cranial-cruciate-ligament-rupture-130-cases-2009-to-2013
#7
S Bureau
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate long-term surgical outcome and chronic pain in dogs suffering from naturally occurring cranial cruciate ligament rupture treated by tibial plateau levelling osteotomy without meniscal evaluation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective clinical study, data from surgical records of dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture that underwent tibial plateau levelling osteotomy without meniscal evaluation between August 2009 and November 2013 were reviewed...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543264/implication-clinical-and-biological-impact-of-vector-borne-haemopathogens-in-anaemic-dogs-in-france-a-prospective-study
#8
T Bouzouraa, J L Cadore, J Chene, I Goy-Thollot, F Ponce, K Chalvet-Monfray, B Rannou, L Chabanne
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively describe the clinical and biological impact of vector-borne haemopathogens in anaemic dogs in France and occurrence of haemolysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective descriptive cohort study includes 134 client-owned dogs that were anaemic on admission at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of VetAgro Sup, Lyon, France. They underwent comprehensive screening with PCR to detect a panel of vector-borne haemopathogens, SNAP Leishmania and SNAP 4Dx Plus (IDEXX)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513850/small-prey-species-behaviour-and-welfare-implications-for-veterinary-professionals
#9
REVIEW
E Anne McBride
People have obligations to ensure the welfare of animals under their care. Offences under the UK Animal Welfare Act are acts, or failures of action, causing unnecessary suffering. Veterinary professionals need to be able to provide current, scientifically based prophylactic advice, and respect the limits of their expertise. The ethical concept of a life worth living and the Five Freedoms are core to welfare. Behaviour is a central component, both influencing and influenced by physical health. Owners frequently misunderstand the behaviour of small prey mammals and how to meet their needs...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485470/treatment-of-refractory-sino-nasal-aspergillosis-with-posaconazole-and-terbinafine-in-10-dogs
#10
J Stewart, D Bianco
OBJECTIVES: To determine the safety and efficacy of posaconazole and terbinafine for the treatment of naturally occurring sino-nasal aspergillosis in dogs refractory to conventional topical and systemic treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten client-owned dogs with sino-nasal aspergillosis and not responsive to conventional treatments were prospectively enrolled to receive a dose of 5 mg/kg posaconazole orally every 12 hours for six months. All dogs were concurrently treated with doses of 30 mg/kg terbinafine orally every 12 hours and 5 mg/kg doxycycline orally every 12 hours for 6 to 18 months...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466603/preliminary-investigation-of-urine-n-telopeptide-concentration-as-a-biomarker-of-bone-resorption-in-dogs-receiving-glucocorticoids
#11
J L Adamany, G F Cross, D Gardner, M D Dunning
OBJECTIVES: The influence of glucocorticoid therapy on bone resorption in dogs using a urine N-telopeptide assay was investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-one dogs receiving oral glucocorticoids and 31 age-matched healthy control dogs were enrolled. Urine N-telopeptide concentration was measured using a commercially available immunoassay and results were expressed as a ratio against urinary creatinine concentration. Dogs receiving glucocorticoids were divided into three subgroups based on daily glucocorticoid dose and three subgroups based on treatment duration...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466558/the-use-of-oral-fluralaner-for-the-treatment-of-feline-generalised-demodicosis-a-case-report
#12
I Matricoti, E Maina
There is little agreement on the most effective and safest treatment for feline demodicosis. Protocols generally consist of long-lasting therapy courses based on rinses, subcutaneous injections, oral drug administration or repeated spot-on formulation and the efficacy of most of these is poorly documented. Many of these products have also been associated with adverse effects and may be difficult to administer in cats, leading to poor owner compliance and treatment failure. This case report describes the successful use of fluralaner in treating a generalised form of demodicosis caused by Demodex cati in an adult cat that was probably triggered by a chronic glucocorticoid administration...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466480/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonographic-findings-of-hepatic-arterioportal-fistulas-in-a-dog
#13
M Sakamoto, S Shibata, R Asahina, K Yamazoe, H Kamishina, K Ishigaki, K Asano, S Maeda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463414/an-exploratory-study-into-factors-influencing-development-of-acute-canine-polyradiculoneuritis-in-the-uk
#14
E J Laws, T R Harcourt-Brown, N Granger, J H Rose
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether the development of acute canine polyradiculoneuritis is associated with various putative risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective case-control study with conditional logistic regression analysis from a referral hospital population in the UK where controls were matched for year of presentation. RESULTS: Forty-three cases were identified with acute canine polyradiculoneuritis and 86 controls were selected...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414856/radiographic-and-ultrasonographic-findings-of-the-spleen-and-abdominal-lymph-nodes-in-healthy-domestic-ferrets
#15
J N Suran, L V Latney, N R Wyre
OBJECTIVE: To describe the radiographic and ultrasonographic characteristics of the spleen and abdominal lymph nodes in clinically healthy ferrets. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five clinically healthy ferrets were prospectively recruited for this cross-sectional study. Three-view whole body radiographs and abdominal ultrasonography were performed on awake (23 out of 55) or sedated (32 out of 55) ferrets. On radiographs splenic and abdominal lymph node visibility was assessed...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407253/treatment-of-tibial-diaphyseal-fractures-following-plateless-tibial-tuberosity-advancement-to-manage-cranial-cruciate-disease
#16
R De Sousa, P Egan, K Parsons, S Butterworth, I Calvo, S Roch, A P Moores
OBJECTIVE: To report diaphyseal fractures of the proximal tibia following tibial tuberosity advancement without plate stabilisation for the management of cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs. METHODS: Members of the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association's online discussion forum were invited to submit revision cases of tibial diaphyseal fracture following tibial tuberosity advancement without plate fixation. Data collected included signalment, surgical revision technique, pre- and postoperative revision radiographic findings, complications and veterinary assessment...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394460/suspected-air-embolism-through-the-thoracic-ventral-internal-vertebral-venous-plexus-during-hemilaminectomy-in-dogs
#17
V Mortera-Balsa, H van Oostrom, C Yeamans, R Gutierrez-Quintana, J Penderis, N Granger
Venous air embolism entering via the ventral internal vertebral venous plexus was suspected during thoracic spinal surgery in two dogs. In both cases, air was seen bubbling from a pool of blood on the floor of the vertebral canal accompanied by sudden cardiopulmonary disturbances: low end-tidal carbon dioxide pressure, tachycardia and reduction in oxygen in the blood. One dog became dyspnoeic and one died.
April 10, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390190/systemic-scedosporium-prolificans-infection-in-an-11-month-old-border-collie-with-cobalamin-deficiency-secondary-to-selective-cobalamin-malabsorption-canine-imerslund-gr%C3%A3-sbeck-syndrome
#18
K Erles, A Mugford, D Barfield, T Leeb, P H Kook
An 11-month-old Border collie presented collapsed and continued to deteriorate rapidly despite supportive treatment. The dog had a history of failure to thrive and recurring respiratory infection. Laboratory abnormalities included neutrophilic leucocytosis, Heinz body anaemia, hyperammonaemia, hyperbilirubinaemia, proteinuria and hypocobalaminaemia. Post-mortem examination revealed multi-focal necrosis within the heart, kidneys, pancreas, liver, meninges and cerebral cortex. Fungal hyphae in lesions were identified as Scedosporium prolificans following culture...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390181/perceptions-and-opinions-of-canadian-pet-owners-about-anaesthesia-pain-and-surgery-in-small-animals
#19
P V Steagall, B P Monteiro, H L M Ruel, G Beauchamp, G Luca, J Berry, S Little, E Stiles, S Hamilton, D Pang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the perceptions and opinions of Canadian pet owners about anaesthesia, pain and surgery in dogs and cats. METHODS: Six Canadian veterinary hospitals participated. Each practice received 200 copies of a questionnaire that were distributed to pet owners. Questions regarding the use of analgesics, anaesthesia, surgery and onychectomy (cats) were included. Responses were transformed into ordinal scores and analysed with a Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel test...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379624/surgical-removal-of-a-choroid-plexus-oncocytoma-in-an-adult-cat
#20
B Cossic, G Silver, M Kent, E N Glass, D Agnew, S McDonough, A D Miller
An 11-year-old male castrated domestic shorthair cat presented with left central vestibular dysfunction. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed a large, extra-parenchymal, strongly contrast-enhancing mass at the level of the left cerebellopontine angle and compressing the cerebellum and brainstem. The mass was surgically excised via left rostral and sub-tentorial craniectomies and histopathology revealed an epithelial neoplasm composed of anastomosing cords of neoplastic cells that contained large amounts of finely granular hypereosinophilic cytoplasm and round nuclei...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
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