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Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925790/morphological-variation-of-the-caudal-fossa-of-domestic-cat-skulls-assessed-with-computed-tomography-and-geometric-morphometrics-analysis
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Caroline R Gordon, Thomas W Marchant, Joanna Lodzinska, Jeffery J Schoenebeck, Tobias Schwarz
Objectives This study aimed to investigate differences and demonstrate a normal range of morphological variation of the caudal fossa of the cranium of domestic cats. Methods CT scans of 32 domestic cat heads of 11 breeds were included. Isosurfaces from skulls were characterised through three-dimensional geometric morphometrics using geographical landmarks placed on the internal surface of the caudal fossa and foramen magnum. Raw data was transformed with a Procrustes fit and coordinate covariance was analysed by principal components to establish breed- and sex-level differences...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920536/pleural-lymphocyte-rich-transudates-in-cats
#2
Monica Probo, Valentina Valenti, Luigi Venco, Saverio Paltrinieri, Emme Lavergne, Catherine Trumel, Walter Bertazzolo
Objectives Non-chylous lymphorrhagic pleural effusions are transudative effusions with a predominance of lymphocytes; however, they do not contain chylomicrons and therefore do not have the classical milky aspect of true chylous effusion. This type of effusion has been anecdotally associated with cardiac diseases in cats, but studies are lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between this type of effusion and the primary disease. Methods In this study, feline non-chylous lymphorrhagic pleural effusions were retrospectively selected from the database of the authors' institutions over a 3 year period...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920535/evaluation-of-incubation-time-for-microsporum-canis-dermatophyte-cultures
#3
Rebecca Stuntebeck, Karen A Moriello, Maria Verbrugge
Objectives The goal of this study was to determine how frequently Microsporum canis was isolated after 1, 2 and 3 weeks of incubation on dermatophyte culture medium either from untreated cats or cats during treatment. Methods This was an observational retrospective study. Toothbrush fungal culture results were examined from two data pools: untreated cats with suspect skin lesions and weekly fungal cultures from cats being treated for dermatophytosis. Results Results from 13,772 fungal cultures were reviewed and 2876 (20...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920534/analgesic-effects-of-gabapentin-and-buprenorphine-in-cats-undergoing-ovariohysterectomy-using-two-pain-scoring-systems-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#4
Paulo V Steagall, Javier Benito, Beatriz P Monteiro, Graeme M Doodnaught, Guy Beauchamp, Marina C Evangelista
Objectives The aim of the study was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of gabapentin-buprenorphine in comparison with meloxicam-buprenorphine or buprenorphine alone, and the correlation between two pain-scoring systems in cats. Methods Fifty-two adult cats were included in a randomized, controlled, blinded study. Anesthetic protocol included acepromazine-buprenorphine-propofol-isoflurane. The gabapentin-buprenorphine group (GBG, n = 19) received gabapentin capsules (50 mg PO) and buprenorphine (0.02 mg/kg IM)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920533/refinement-of-the-montreal-instrument-for-cat-arthritis-testing-for-use-by-veterinarians-detection-of-naturally-occurring-osteoarthritis-in-laboratory-cats
#5
Mary P Klinck, Beatriz P Monteiro, Bertrand Lussier, Martin Guillot, Maxim Moreau, Colombe Otis, Paulo Vm Steagall, Diane Frank, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, Jérôme Re Del Castillo, Eric Troncy
Objectives Feline osteoarthritis causes pain and disability. Detection and measurement is challenging, relying heavily on owner report. This study describes refinement of the Montreal Instrument for Cat Arthritis Testing, for Use by Veterinarians. Methods A video analysis of osteoarthritic (n = 6) and non-osteoarthritic (n = 4) cats facilitated expansion of scale items. Three successive therapeutic trials (using gabapentin, tramadol and oral transmucosal meloxicam spray) in laboratory cats with and without natural osteoarthritis (n = 12-20), permitted construct validation (assessments of disease status sensitivity and therapeutic responsiveness) and further scale refinements based on performance...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911254/acceptance-of-home-blood-glucose-monitoring-by-owners-of-recently-diagnosed-diabetic-cats-and-impact-on-quality-of-life-changes-in-cat-and-owner
#6
Katarina Hazuchova, Ruth Gostelow, Christopher Scudder, Yaiza Forcada, David B Church, Stijn Jm Niessen
Objectives This study aimed to evaluate the acceptance of home blood glucose monitoring (HBGM) by owners of recently diagnosed diabetic cats, and the impact of choosing HBGM on the quality of life (QoL) changes of cat and owner, in addition to glycaemic changes during 6 months of follow-up. Methods Owners of cats diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (DM) and treated with insulin for 6-20 weeks were divided into an HBGM group and a non-HBGM group, based on their ability and willingness to perform HBGM after a standardised instruction session...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905667/preliminary-pharmacokinetics-of-intravenous-and-subcutaneous-dolasetron-and-pharmacodynamics-of-subcutaneous-dolasetron-in-healthy-cats
#7
Andrea K Herndon, Jessica M Quimby, Liberty G Sieberg, Leigh Davis, Amber L Caress, Sabina Ligas, Ryan J Hansen, Luke A Wittenburg, Danial L Gustafson
Objectives The objectives were to evaluate the pharmacokinetics (PKs) of subcutaneous (SC) and intravenous (IV) dolasetron and the pharmacodynamics (PDs) of SC dolasetron in healthy cats. Methods Five cats with unremarkable complete blood count, serum biochemistry and urinalyses were utilized. In the PK study, cats received 0.8 mg/kg SC and IV dolasetron in a crossover format. Serum samples were obtained via a jugular catheter at 0, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 24, 36 and 48 h after the administration of dolasetron...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901812/efficacy-of-a-3c-like-protease-inhibitor-in-treating-various-forms-of-acquired-feline-infectious-peritonitis
#8
Niels C Pedersen, Yunjeong Kim, Hongwei Liu, Anushka C Galasiti Kankanamalage, Chrissy Eckstrand, William C Groutas, Michael Bannasch, Juliana M Meadows, Kyeong-Ok Chang
Objectives The safety and efficacy of the 3C-like protease inhibitor GC376 was tested on a cohort of client-owned cats with various forms of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). Methods Twenty cats from 3.3-82 months of age (mean 10.4 months) with various forms of FIP were accepted into a field trial. Fourteen cats presented with wet or dry-to-wet FIP and six cats presented with dry FIP. GC376 was administered subcutaneously every 12 h at a dose of 15 mg/kg. Cats with neurologic signs were excluded from the study...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895776/evaluation-of-analgesic-effect-and-absorption-of-buprenorphine-after-buccal-administration-in-cats-with-oral-disease
#9
Thaleia-Rengina Stathopoulou, Maria Kouki, Bruno H Pypendop, Atholl Johnston, Serafeim Papadimitriou, Ludovic Pelligand
Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate the analgesic effect and absorption of buprenorphine after buccal administration in cats with oral disease. Methods Six adult client-owned cats with chronic gingivostomatitis (weighing 5.1 ± 1.1 kg) were recruited for a randomised, prospective, blinded, saline-controlled, crossover study. Pain scores, dental examination, stomatitis score and buccal pH measurement were conducted on day 1 under sedation in all cats. On day 2, animals were randomised into two groups and administered one of the two treatments buccally (group A received buprenorphine 0...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880709/pyrexia-in-cats-retrospective-analysis-of-signalment-clinical-investigations-diagnosis-and-influence-of-prior-treatment-in-106-referred-cases
#10
Sarah E Spencer, Toby Knowles, Ian K Ramsey, Séverine Tasker
OBJECTIVES: The main aim of the study was to describe the features and diagnoses of a population of cats referred with pyrexia. Other aims were to report and evaluate the utility of clinical investigations performed, and describe any effect of treatment before referral on temperature at presentation and ability to make a diagnosis. METHODS: Clinical records of cats with pyrexia (≥39.2°C) documented at least twice were retrospectively reviewed. Cases were assigned to disease categories (infectious, inflammatory, immune-mediated, neoplastic, miscellaneous and no diagnosis [pyrexia of unknown origin, PUO]) based on diagnosis...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840782/comparison-of-three-blood-transfusion-guidelines-applied-to-31-feline-donors-to-minimise-the-risk-of-transfusion-transmissible-infections
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Maria Luisa Marenzoni, Stefania Lauzi, Arianna Miglio, Mauro Coletti, Andrea Arbia, Saverio Paltrinieri, Maria Teresa Antognoni
Objectives The increased demand for animal blood transfusions creates the need for an adequate number of donors. At the same time, a high level of blood safety must be guaranteed and different guidelines (GLs) deal with this topic. The aim of this study was to evaluate the appropriateness of different GLs in preventing transfusion-transmissible infections (TTI) in Italian feline blood donors. Methods Blood samples were collected from 31 cats enrolled as blood donors by the owners' voluntary choice over a period of approximately 1 year...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840776/naturally-occurring-antibodies-in-cats-against-dog-erythrocyte-antigens-and-vice-versa
#12
Vito Priolo, Marisa Masucci, Eva Spada, Daniela Proverbio, Maria Grazia Pennisi
Objectives The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of naturally occurring antibodies against canine erythrocyte antigens in cats and vice versa. The influence of canine and feline blood type on cross-match results was also studied. Methods Blood samples from 34 cats and 42 dogs were used to perform test-tube major and minor cross-match tests and blood typing. Blood from each cat was cross-matched with blood from 2-6 dogs, for a total of 111 cross-match tests. Haemolysis, macro- and/or micro-agglutination were considered markers of a positive cross-match...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820279/mri-and-clinical-characteristics-of-suspected-cerebrovascular-accident-in-nine-cats
#13
Danielle E Whittaker, Randi Drees, Elsa Beltran
Objectives Cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) are infrequently reported in cats. To date, clinical characteristics, including lesion localisation and MRI findings, have only been reported in two cats. The aim of the current study is to document MRI findings in cats presenting with CVAs over an 11 year period. Cases were reviewed according to initial clinical presentation, subsequent physical and neurological findings, predisposing systemic disease and short- and long-term (when available) outcome with a view to identifying any typical pattern in disease occurrence...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816090/hypoglycemic-episodes-in-cats-with-diabetes-mellitus-30-cases-2013-2015
#14
Kayla A Viebrock, Jeff Dennis
Objectives The purpose of this study was to review the characteristics of diabetic cats presenting to a specialty and emergency center for signs attributed to hypoglycemia and to identify the factors that may have contributed to the hypoglycemic episode, the patient's clinical signs and laboratory findings, and the response of hypoglycemic cats to therapy. Methods Twenty-eight cats were presented a total of 30 times for symptomatic hypoglycemia. Data were collected from cat owners at the time of presentation and from subsequent patient records...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809125/post-chemotherapy-perforation-in-cats-with-discrete-intermediate-or-large-cell-gastrointestinal-lymphoma
#15
Zachary Crouse, Brenda Phillips, Andi Flory, Jennifer Mahoney, Keith Richter, Linda Kidd
Objectives Gastrointestinal (GI) perforation is a well-described complication of GI lymphoma in people, commonly occurring within days of initiation of chemotherapy. There are no studies documenting the prevalence of GI perforation in cats with intermediate- or large-cell GI lymphoma or whether it is associated with induction of chemotherapy. The objectives of this study were to document the prevalence and timing of post-chemotherapy perforation in cats with discrete GI masses caused by intermediate- or large-cell lymphoma...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809124/measurement-of-the-normal-feline-pituitary-gland-in-brachycephalic-and-mesocephalic-cats
#16
Thomas Christian Häußler, Kerstin Heike von Pückler, Cetina Thiel, Sylke Enderlein, Klaus Failing, Nele Ondreka, Martin Kramer, Martin Jürgen Schmidt
Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine differences in normal feline pituitary dimensions in brachycephalic and mesocephalic cats as a basis for establishing cryohypophysectomy in cats. Methods Measurements were performed on sagittal T2-weighted and transverse post-gadolinium T1-weighted or T1 3D fast field echo-weighted MRI images. A total of 32 brachycephalic and 27 mesocephalic cats were examined. Inter-observer reproducibility was assessed by t-test and Bland-Altman analysis. Results The cats were 0...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795901/pine-processionary-caterpillar-thaumetopoea-pityocampa-envenomation-in-11-cats-a-retrospective-study
#17
Céline Pouzot-Nevoret, Maxime Cambournac, Amandine Violé, Isabelle Goy-Thollot, Gilles Bourdoiseau, Anthony Barthélemy
Objectives The aim of this study was to describe the clinical manifestations in cats of contact with caterpillars of the pine processionary moth. Methods Data were retrospectively obtained from the medical records (2004-2016) of cats that had been in contact with caterpillars of the pine processionary moth. Results Eleven cats were included in the study. The prevalence of lepidopterism was 0.13%. Tongue lesions and ptyalism were both present in 10/11 (90%) cats. Systemic signs consisted exclusively of vomiting and were encountered in 4/11 (36%) cats...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766985/hemodynamic-effects-of-low-dose-atipamezole-in-isoflurane-anesthetized-cats-receiving-an-infusion-of-dexmedetomidine
#18
Manuel Martin-Flores, Daniel M Sakai, Juhana Honkavaara, Luis Campoy
Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate the cardiovascular effects of low-dose atipamezole administered intravenously to isoflurane-anesthetized cats receiving dexmedetomidine. We hypothesized that atipamezole would increase heart rate (HR) and reduce arterial blood pressure in isoflurane-anesthetized cats receiving dexmedetomidine. Methods Six healthy adult domestic shorthair cats were anesthetized with isoflurane and instrumented for direct arterial pressures and cardiac output (CO) measurements...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718733/diagnostic-utility-of-renal-fine-needle-aspirate-cytology-and-ultrasound-in-the-cat
#19
Camille A McAloney, Leslie C Sharkey, Daniel A Feeney, Davis M Seelig
Objectives The primary objective of this study was to retrospectively assess the diagnostic utility of feline renal fine-needle aspiration cytology by assessing diagnostic yield, cytologic characteristics and diagnostic accuracy. The secondary objective was to characterize ultrasonographic features of sampled kidneys to determine if they influenced diagnostic yield. Methods Slides, images and patient data were collected from the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center database. Slides were designated as diagnostic or non-diagnostic...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718700/use-of-single-dose-oral-gabapentin-to-attenuate-fear-responses-in-cage-trap-confined-community-cats-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-field-trial
#20
Katherine E Pankratz, Kelli K Ferris, Emily H Griffith, Barbara L Sherman
Objectives This double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluated the safety and efficacy of single-dose oral gabapentin administered for the attenuation of fear responses in cage-trap confined community cats. Methods Community cats presented in cage traps for trap-neuter-return (TNR) were recruited and screened for inclusion. Each enrolled cat was randomly assigned and administered one of three equal-volume, single-dose treatments: placebo, low-dose gabapentin (50 mg) or high-dose gabapentin (100 mg). At baseline, 1, 2, 3 and 12 h post-administration, a single, blinded observer scored each cat for signs of fear and sedation using published paradigms, calculated the respiratory rate and documented any observable facial injuries...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
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