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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535138/paramedian-submandibular-approach-for-removal-of-foreign-bodies-in-the-pterygoid-muscle-in-two-dogs
#1
Elizabeth Gettinger, Daniel Smeak, Angela Marolf
The purpose of this report is to document a unique location of an oropharyngeal foreign body, diagnosed via contrast computed tomography (CT), as well as a novel surgical approach to the pterygoid muscle region. Oropharyngeal foreign objects are an uncommon but potentially serious disease that can lead to chronic abscessation and pain. Two dogs were presented with chronic complaints, including pain and inability to fully open the mouth for a 1 yr and 5 mo duration, respectively. There was no history or evidence of skin sinus or submandibular/cervical swelling on physical examination of either dog...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535137/the-effect-of-heart-disease-on-anesthetic-complications-during-routine-dental-procedures-in-dogs
#2
Jennifer E Carter, Alison A Motsinger-Reif, William V Krug, Bruce W Keene
Dental procedures are a common reason for general anesthesia, and there is widespread concern among veterinarians that heart disease increases the occurrence of anesthetic complications. Anxiety about anesthetizing dogs with heart disease is a common cause of referral to specialty centers. To begin to address the potential effect of heart disease on anesthetic complications in dogs undergoing anesthesia for routine dental procedures, we compared anesthetic complications in 100 dogs with heart disease severe enough to trigger referral to a specialty center (cases) to those found in 100 dogs without cardiac disease (controls) that underwent similar procedures at the same teaching hospital...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535136/eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-a-kitten
#3
Julie Pera, Douglas Palma, Taryn A Donovan
A 4 mo old intact male kitten was presented for chronic regurgitation and failure to thrive after weaning to dry food. Esophageal dilatation and severe diffuse proliferative lesions of the esophageal mucosa were found via radiography and esophagoscopy, respectively. Histopathologic examination revealed severe, chronic, diffuse, hyperplastic eosinophilic and mastocytic esophagitis. Eosinophilic infiltrates were prominent, with a mean of 29.8 eosinophils per high power field, supportive of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535135/recovery-from-cyclophosphamide-overdose-in-a-dog
#4
Jessica Renee Finlay, Kenneth Wyatt, Courtney North
An adult female spayed dog was evaluated after inadvertently receiving a total dose of 1,750 mg oral cyclophosphamide, equivalent to 2,303 mg/m(2), over 21 days (days -21 to 0). Nine days after the last dose of cyclophosphamide (day +9), the dog was evaluated at Perth Veterinary Specialists. Physical examination revealed mucosal pallor, a grade 2/6 systolic heart murmur, and severe hemorrhagic cystitis. Severe nonregenerative pancytopenia was detected on hematology. Broad spectrum antibiotics, two fresh whole blood transfusions, granulocyte colony stimulating factor, and tranexamic acid were administered...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535134/upper-airway-obstruction-secondary-to-anticoagulant-rodenticide-toxicosis-in-five-dogs
#5
Corinne Lawson, Mauria O'Brien, Maureen McMichael
Five dogs were presented with clinical signs compatible with upper airway obstruction, including stridor, stertor, coughing, gagging, and varying degrees of respiratory distress. All dogs had radiographic findings of soft tissue opacity in the area of the pharynx, larynx, or trachea, and several had narrowing of the tracheal lumen. Coagulation abnormalities (prolonged prothrombin time, activated partial thromboplastin time) were present in the four dogs that underwent testing. Four of five dogs were treated for the coagulopathy, presumably due to anticoagulant rodenticide toxicosis, and survived to discharge...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535133/impression-smear-agreement-with-acetate-tape-preparation-for-cytologic-sampling
#6
Elizabeth A Layne, Sonja Zabel
Cutaneous cytologic sampling techniques are used to detect bacteria, yeast, and inflammatory cells for diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring. Studies have examined slide evaluation techniques, ear swab cytology staining methods, and observer variations; few studies compare common clinical sampling techniques. The primary aim of this study was to measure detection of microorganisms and neutrophils by impression smear compared to acetate tape preparation; comparison of agreement between two acetate tape staining methods was a secondary aim...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535132/granulomatous-inflammatory-response-to-a-microchip-implanted-in-a-dog-for-eight-years
#7
Claire Legallet, Kelley Thieman Mankin, Kathy Spaulding, Joanne Mansell
An 8 yr old neutered male springer spaniel dog was referred to Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine for a large, firm, fixed mass, located in the dorsal cervical tissue. The dog was otherwise healthy and had undergone microchip implantation approximately 8 yr prior. Radiographs, ultrasound, and microchip scanner confirmed the presence of a microchip within the mass. The microchip and associated mass were surgically excised, and histopathologic examination revealed granulomatous inflammation surrounding a cracked microchip...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535131/detection-of-deafness-in-puppies-using-a-hand-held-otoacoustic-emission-screener
#8
Michael H Sims, Erin Plyler, Ashley Harkrider, Karen McLucas
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of a hand-held otoacoustic emissions screener to detect deafness in puppies. Specifically, distortion product otoacoustic emissions were recorded from 34 puppies (both sexes) of a variety of breeds, from 6-10 wk of age, and the results were compared to brainstem auditory evoked responses (BAER) recorded from the same puppies. Recordings were obtained from both ears in awake or lightly anesthetized puppies, and the results from each ear were compared. In all 62 ears that had normal BAERs, the distortion product otoacoustic emissions screener gave a response of "Pass...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291400/effect-of-variations-in-stent-placement-on-outcome-of-endoluminal-stenting-for-canine-tracheal-collapse
#9
Stephanie Rosenheck, Garrett Davis, Carl D Sammarco, Richard Bastian
The study's objective was to determine effects of relative size and placement location of endoluminal stents on incidence of complications and survival for canine tracheal collapse. Measurements were obtained on lateral radiographs before and after stenting to determine percent of the trachea occupied by the stent. These values were monitored over time and compared to complication rates and survival. Overall median survival time was 502 days. Six month survival rate was 78%, 1 yr survival was 60%, and 2 yr survival was 26%...
May 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291399/resection-and-primary-closure-of-edematous-glossoepiglottic-mucosa-in-a-dog-causing-laryngeal-obstruction
#10
Kevin J Schabbing, Jeffrey A Seaman
An approximately 22 mo old male neutered English bulldog was evaluated for acute onset of dyspnea with suspected brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS). Laryngoscopic exam revealed diffuse, severe edema and static displacement of redundant glossoepiglottic (GE) mucosa causing complete obstruction of the larynx and epiglottic entrapment. Static displacement of the GE mucosa was observed and determined to be the overriding component of dyspnea in this patient with BOAS. Resection and primary closure with two separate, simple continuous sutures of the GE mucosa were performed...
May 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291398/periodontal-therapy-in-dogs-using-bone-augmentation-products-marketed-for-veterinary-use
#11
Molly Angel
Periodontal disease is extremely common in companion animal practice. Patients presenting for a routine oral examination and prophylaxis may be found to have extensive periodontal disease and attachment loss. Vertical bone loss is a known sequela to periodontal disease and commonly involves the distal root of the mandibular first molar. This case report outlines two dogs presenting for oral examination and prophylaxis with general anesthesia. Both patients did not have any clinical symptoms of periodontal disease other than halitosis...
May 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291397/evaluation-of-the-impacts-of-epilepsy-in-dogs-on-their-caregivers
#12
Julie A Nettifee, Karen R Munana, Emily H Griffith
Epilepsy is a common problem in dogs, and management of this chronic disorder requires a substantial commitment on the part of the pet owner. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of epilepsy in dogs on their owners, utilizing an online survey tool. A questionnaire was developed to explore a variety of factors, including seizure history, treatment, outcome, quality of life, costs associated with therapy, and sources of support. A total of 225 responses were obtained. The majority of respondents reported positive scores for overall quality of life, although scores were significantly lower for dogs with poorly controlled epilepsy and medication-related adverse effects...
May 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291396/mandibular-reconstruction-by-using-a-liquid-nitrogen-treated-autograft-in-a-dog-with-an-oral-tumor
#13
Yasuhiko Okamura, Kazuki Heishima, Tomoki Motegi, Jun Sasaki, Masanobu Goryo, Hideji Nishida, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Masaaki Katayama, Yuji Uzuka
A 10 yr old intact female German shepherd dog presented with a large peripheral odontogenic fibroma and malignant melanoma on her lower jaw. The tumor was resected with a unilateral subtotal rostral hemimandibulectomy. After the mandible was removed, it was devitalized intraoperatively by freezing it in liquid nitrogen. It was subsequently reimplanted. New bone tissue formed in the gap between the frozen bone and the host bone. The regenerated bone contained osteocytes, osteoblasts, and blood vessels. The cosmetic appearance of the dog was preserved...
May 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291395/prospective-evaluation-of-intra-articular-dextrose-prolotherapy-for-treatment-of-osteoarthritis-in-dogs
#14
J Matthew Sherwood, James K Roush, Laura J Armbrust, Walter C Renberg
The objective of this study was to evaluate intra-articular dextrose prolotherapy for osteoarthritis of the elbow or stifle in dogs in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, prospective pilot study. Seventeen dogs were evaluated with 10 meeting inclusion criteria for this study. Evaluations included orthopedic exam, visual lameness scoring, Canine Brief Pain Inventory (CBPI), goniometry, kinetic gait analysis, and radiography. Initial lameness score, age, body weight, duration of lameness, and CBPI scores did not differ between groups...
May 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291394/cycad-palm-toxicosis-in-14-dogs-from-texas
#15
Carolyn Clarke, Derek Burney
The goal of this study is to report clinical information, diagnostic findings, and treatment modalities; assess variables that may help distinguish survivors from nonsurvivors; and review the outcome of cycad palm toxicosis in dogs. Fourteen client-owned dogs with confirmed cycad palm ingestion were identified by reviewing the medical record database at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. Information on signalment, time of ingestion to presentation, clinical signs, physical examination findings, initial and peak/nadir laboratory abnormalities, radiographic and ultrasonographic findings, treatment modalities, liver histopathology, and clinical outcome was retrieved...
May 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27841681/thromboembolism-in-dogs-with-protein-losing-enteropathy-with-non-neoplastic-chronic-small-intestinal-disease
#16
Ana M L Jacinto, Alison E Ridyard, Itamar Aroch, Penny J Watson, Linda R Morrison, Marge L Chandler, Sharon Kuzi
Dogs with protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) are suggested to be at increased risk of developing thromboembolic events. However, with some exceptions, there are very few reports of thromboembolism in such dogs. This multicentre retrospective observational study describes a case series of thromboembolism (TE) in eight dogs with PLE secondary to non-neoplastic, chronic small intestinal disease. Seven dogs had poorly controlled PLE when the thromboembolic event occurred. Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) occurred in six dogs, while one dog developed splenic vein thrombosis and another had concurrent splenic vein and aortic TE...
May 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282236/comparison-of-morphine-morphine-lidocaine-and-morphine-lidocaine-ketamine-infusions-in-dogs-using-an-incision-induced-pain-model
#17
Ludovica Chiavaccini, Andrew K Claude, Robert E Meyer
We aimed to compare antinociceptive effects of IV infusions of morphine (M), morphine-lidocaine (ML), or morphine-lidocaine-ketamine (MLK) combined, in a mild-to-moderate pain model in dogs. Eighteen adult hounds were heavily sedated with IV morphine (0.2 mg/kg) and dexmedetomidine to undergo thoracic skin incisions. After reversal, dogs were randomly assigned to receive loading doses of lidocaine and ketamine (MLK), lidocaine and saline (ML), or equivalent volume of saline (M), followed by 18 hr constant infusions of morphine (0...
March 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282235/artifacts-during-short-term-interictal-electroencephalographic-recording-in-dogs
#18
Alberto Cauduro, Maurizio Dondi, Paolo Favole, Mauro Opreni, Lucia Antonietta Simonetto, Valentina Lorenzo
The electroencephalogram (EEG) is an electrodiagnostic technique widely used in both scientific research and clinical medicine. It makes it possible to study the neurophysiology of brain activity by recording real-time changes in electrical potential produced by cortical activation. The importance of EEG in diagnosing canine epilepsy demonstrates its usefulness when the owner's description of crises is not clear or when the episodes cannot be differentiated from behavioral or cardiac disorders. However, EEG recordings also often record electrical activity from sources other than the brain, which may interfere with the clinical event-related signal...
March 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282234/breed-specific-vertebral-heart-scale-for-the-dachshund
#19
Ryan Birks, Deborah M Fine, Stacey B Leach, Sarah E Clay, Bryan D Eason, Lisa G Britt, Kenneth E Lamb
The objectives of this study were to determine a breed-specific vertebral heart scale (VHS) range for the dachshund and compare results to the established reference range of 9.7 ± 0.5, calculate inter-observer variability, and correlate VHS with echocardiography. Fifty-one normal dachshunds had radiographs and an echocardiogram performed. Five observers measured VHS to the nearest 0.25 vertebra. The data was analyzed using one-way analysis of variance, Wilcoxon Rank Sum test, Mann-Whitney rank sum test, calculation of reference and confidence intervals, Spearman rank-order correlations, and generation of intra-class correlations and confidence intervals...
March 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282233/dietary-management-of-hyperthyroidism-in-a-dog
#20
Andrea Looney, Joseph Wakshlag
An 8 yr old female spayed golden retriever presented for a routine exam during which ventral cervical soft tissue masses were identified. History included weight loss, increased activity and appetite, gagging, and occasional diarrhea. Exam findings included a body condition score of 4/9 and palpable ventral cervical nodules. A serum thyroxine (T4) value was 8.0 ug/dL (normal = 0.8-3.5ug/dL). Doppler systolic blood pressure readings ranged from 200-210 mmHg (normal systolic blood pressure <150 mmHg). The diagnosis was hyperthyroidism due to active thyroid masses...
March 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
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