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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30478847/compensatory-gastric-stretching-following-subtotal-gastric-resection-due-to-gastric-adenocarcinoma-in-a-diamond-python-morelia-spilota-spilota
#1
H R Baron, J Šlapeta, S L Donahoe, Rtj Doneley, D N Phalen
CASE REPORT: A 7-year-old male diamond python (Morelia spilota spilota) presented with a 2-month history of anorexia and a discrete intracoelomic mass, approximately 15 cm in length, located 90 cm from the head and approximately two-thirds of the snout to vent length. Physical examination determined the mass was likely to be stomach, testes or the right kidney. Radiographs showed a soft tissue opacity mass in the region of the stomach; fine needle aspirate demonstrated cellular debris admixed with bacteria and degenerate heterophils...
December 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30478846/postoperative-healing-and-behaviour-when-surgical-swabs-are-applied-to-calf-dehorning-wounds
#2
G Fordyce, H McMillan, N McGrath
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect on healing and pain-associated behaviours of covering exposed sinuses after horn amputation under extensive production conditions in northern Australia. METHODS: Horned, weaned Brahman-cross heifers (n = 50) aged approximately 6 months were alternately allocated to have their dehorning wounds either patched with a dry, non-sterile gauze swab or left untreated. Adherence of swabs and growth rates, healing and pain-associated behaviour were monitored for 88 days post-surgery...
December 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30478845/joseph-coloman-boray-1926-2018
#3
P Rolfe, J Eckert, J Eckert, S Love, B Watt, G-H Rajasekariah Raj
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30478844/animal-welfare-implications-of-treating-wildlife-in-australian-veterinary-practices
#4
B Orr, A Tribe
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the extent, costs, demands and expectations of Australian veterinary practices in the treatment of wildlife, to identify potential risks to animal welfare based on the current situation and to propose recommendations for improvements. METHODS: A survey was sent to all veterinary practices across Australia identified through the website Yellow Pages®. The survey was designed as a cross-sectional study. Data were collected using an online self-completed questionnaire and analysed using IBM SPSS 19...
December 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30478843/metronidazole-induced-neurotoxicity-in-26-dogs
#5
A Tauro, E Beltran, G B Cherubini, A T Coelho, A Wessmann, C J Driver, C J Rusbridge
BACKGROUND: Metronidazole is an antibacterial, antiprotozoal and anthelmintic medication commonly used in veterinary medicine. We describe cases of neurotoxicity associated with the drug's administration. METHODS: Medical records between 2004 and 2017 from four veterinary referral hospitals were reviewed. Inclusion criteria were the presence of neurological signs compatible with metronidazole toxicity, clinical history supporting recent metronidazole therapy and resolution of clinical signs upon discontinuation of metronidazole administration...
December 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30478842/demographic-studies-of-owned-dogs-in-the-northern-peninsula-area-australia-to-inform-population-and-disease-management-strategies
#6
E G Hudson, V J Brookes, M P Ward
OBJECTIVE: To generate domestic dog demographic information to aid population and disease management in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the Northern Peninsula Area, Queensland, Australia. METHODS: Sight-resight surveys using standard and modified methods were conducted to estimate the free-roaming dog population size. A cross-sectional questionnaire of dog owners was used to gather dog demographic information and investigate owners' dog management behaviours...
December 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30478841/in-this-issue-december-2018-pro-bono-wildlife-work-in-australian-veterinary-practices-%C3%A2-roaming-owned-dogs-in-northern-australia-%C3%A2-snake-stomach-recovers-after-gastrectomy-%C3%A2-metronidazole-induced-neurotoxicity-in-26-dogs-%C3%A2-lomustine-ineffective-for-haemophagocytic
#7
EDITORIAL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30478839/lomustine-chemotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-presumptive-haemophagocytic-histiocytic-sarcoma-in-flat-coated-retrievers
#8
J Elliott
BACKGROUND: The Flat-coated Retriever (FCR) is a breed at-risk for histiocytic sarcoma (HS). A haemophagocytic form of HS (HPHS) occurs in the spleen ± other sites such as bone marrow, and is a CD11d+ disease of macrophage origin. Patients with HPHS typically present with regenerative anaemia. Lomustine is a well-accepted, first-line chemotherapy for dogs with HS, but its specific utility in dogs with HPHS has not been previously reported. METHODS: A cohort of 10 dogs presumptively diagnosed with HPHS via splenic ± bone marrow or liver aspiration cytology were treated with lomustine, plus supportive medications as required...
December 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30478838/hugh-wirth-am-1939-2018
#9
S Chandler
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30370598/high-blood-lead-concentrations-in-captive-tasmanian-devils-sarcophilus-harrisii-a-threat-to-the-conservation-of-the-species
#10
COMPARATIVE STUDY
L G Hivert, J R Clarke, S J Peck, C Lawrence, W E Brown, S J Huxtable, D Schaap, D Pemberton, C E Grueber
BACKGROUND: The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is the world's largest extant marsupial carnivore. Since the emergence of devil facial tumour disease in 1996, the species has undergone a severe population decline. The insurance population (IP) was established in 2006 to build a disease-free captive population to maintain 95% of the wild Tasmanian devil genetic diversity for 50 years. Captive and semi-wild Tasmanian devils are fed with possum and wallaby meat provided by local hunters, who use lead ammunition...
November 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30370597/magnetic-resonance-and-radiographic-imaging-of-a-case-of-bilateral-bipartite-navicular-bones-in-a-horse
#11
M Harcourt, C Smith, R Bell, A Young
CASE REPORT: We describe the radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings associated with a case of bilateral forelimb bipartite navicular disease in a 7-year-old Warmblood gelding used for eventing. In addition to the radiographically evident partitioned navicular bones, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) also detected other concurrent abnormalities occurring within the foot that have not been described before in other cases of navicular bone partition. MRI not only revealed soft tissue lesions of the podotrochlear apparatus, but also allowed for more detailed characterisation of the recently diagnosed osseous navicular bone pathology...
November 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30370596/combined-transverse-femoral-ostectomy-and-tibial-tuberosity-distalisation-for-correction-of-medial-patella-luxation-and-patella-alta-in-dogs
#12
J Drew, M Glyde, G Hosgood, M Newman
BACKGROUND: Patella alta is the proximal displacement of the patella within the femoral trochlea. Previous studies have identified an association between patella alta and patella luxation. Distalisation of the tibial tuberosity has been recommended to establish proximodistal alignment of the stifle extensor mechanism with the underlying femur in dogs affected by patella alta. However, a recent canine ex vivo study found stifle extensor mechanism load increased significantly following tibial tuberosity distalisation...
November 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30370595/baseline-morphometric-haematological-and-plasma-biochemical-parameters-in-free-ranging-eastern-water-dragons-intellagama-lesueurii-lesueurii
#13
Rsp Johnson, P S Harlow, C A Phillips, Ejs Hall
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine baseline reference data for morphometric measurements and haematological and plasma biochemical parameters in clinically healthy eastern water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii lesueurii), accounting for the variables of season and sex. The clinical objective was to provide clinicians and researchers with baseline reference intervals (RIs) in order to assess accurately the health of a population or individual animals. METHODS: The study group comprised 39 free-ranging eastern water dragons...
November 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30370594/standards-of-care-anaesthesia-guidelines-for-dogs-and-cats
#14
EDITORIAL
L N Warne, S H Bauquier, J Pengelly, D Neck, G Swinney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30370593/implications-of-shunt-morphology-for-the-surgical-management-of-extrahepatic-portosystemic-shunts
#15
R N White, A T Parry, C Shales
OBJECTIVE: To describe the implications of extrahepatic portosystemic shunt morphology for the chosen site of shunt closure in dogs and cats. METHODS: A retrospective review of a consecutive series of dogs and cats managed for congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts. RESULTS: In total, 54 dogs and 10 cats met the inclusion criteria, revealing five distinct shunt types: left gastrophrenic, right gastrocaval (types Ai, Aii and Aiii), splenocaval, colocaval and left gastro-azygos...
November 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30370592/in-this-issue-november-2018-anaesthesia-standards-of-care-%C3%A2-novel-technique-for-patella-luxation-%C3%A2-high-blood-lead-in-captive-tasmanian-devils-%C3%A2-baseline-biochemical-parameters-in-eastern-water-dragons-%C3%A2-controlled-release-devices-for-chromium-and-zinc-in-alpacas
#16
EDITORIAL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30294843/evaluation-of-controlled-release-devices-for-providing-chromium-sesquioxide-and-zinc-in-huacaya-alpacas-at-pasture
#17
G J Judson, B A McGregor, K J Ellis, A M Howse
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of controlled-release devices (CRDs) for providing zinc and for estimating faecal output in alpacas and sheep at pasture. METHODS: The study groups of 10 alpacas and 10 sheep at pasture were paired within species and allocated at random to receive by mouth either one CRD containing chromium sesquioxide designed to function for at least 21 days or two CRDs, one containing chromium sesquioxide and the other zinc oxide designed to release over a nominal 60-day period...
November 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30255583/hypernatraemia-in-39-hospitalised-foals-clinical-findings-primary-diagnosis-and-outcome
#18
N M Collins, J B Carrick, C M Russell, J E Axon
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate hypernatraemia in foals presenting as medical emergencies to an intensive care unit (ICU) to determine the prevalence, clinical findings, primary diagnosis and outcome. METHODS: Retrospective case study of records from Thoroughbred foals aged less than 3 months that presented to an ICU as medical emergencies in 2002-12. Data retrieved included signalment, clinical findings, laboratory results, primary diagnosis and outcome. Foals with hypernatraemia (serum sodium > 145 mmol/L) on admission laboratory data were identified and further evaluated...
October 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30255582/hepatotoxicosis-in-cattle-associated-with-consumption-of-punica-granatum-pomegranate
#19
M H Hawes, I J Gill
CASE REPORT: Ingestion of pomegranates was associated with the deaths of 9 of 35 young cattle; 8 were found dead without any prior clinical signs being noted and 1 animal was observed to be weak with pale-pink mucous membranes. Gross pathological changes included widespread subcutaneous and serosal haemorrhages and the liver showed an enhanced acinar or 'nutmeg-like' pattern. The significant histopathological lesion was severe, acute periacinar to midzonal hepatocellular necrosis. These findings were considered characteristic of a hepatotoxicosis; however, other than the possible involvement of pomegranates, no known hepatotoxins were detected in the pasture or water sources...
October 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30255581/re-antimicrobial-labelling
#20
LETTER
Nick Scott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2018: Australian Veterinary Journal
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