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Groundbreaking Dog Genetics Study Shows Benefits of DNA Testing

Wisdom Health, in collaboration with Genoscoper Laboratories, conducted an innovative study that shows genetic testing may predict if a dog is at risk for developing certain diseases. The study, published in PLOS Genetics, examined the DNA of more than 100,000 dogs, including 18,000 purebreds representing 330 breeds, types and varieties and 83,000 mixed breed dogs …

Wisdom Health Introduces Groundbreaking Dog Genetics Study

Via Wisdom Health Press Release: Landmark Study Shows Genetic Testing for Dogs Can Help Identify Diseases and Enable Preventive Care for Better Health Largest Canine Genetic Study Reveals Diseases Mixed Breed and Purebred Dogs Are Prone To Develop Brussels, Belgium – May 2, 2018 — Results from the largest ever study of its kind show …

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Dermatology Diagnostics: Cutaneous Cytology

The best method for obtaining material from the ear is with a cotton-tipped applicator; however, the health of the ear may limit access to sampling sites. For example, if a dog has end-stage proliferative ear disease, the degree of stenosis…

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Lymph Node Cytology | What Should & Should Not Be There

Kim A. Selting, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) & ACVR (Radiation Oncology) University of Missouri Lymph node cytology results can strongly influence treatment and outcome for cancer patients. In this article, Dr. Selting discusses the necessary steps for identifying and aspirating the appropriate lymph nodes and for evaluating the cytologic results. At the time of …

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Cytology of Neoplasia: An Essential Component of Diagnosis

Anne Barger, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVP Cytology is a quick, easy, and inexpensive diagnostic tool. It is commonly used for the diagnosis of neoplastic processes. Cytology has several benefits: The risks of fine-needle aspiration are minimal Anesthesia or sedation is often not required Aspirated tissue does not require any processing—results can be obtained more quickly …

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Lymphoma in Dogs & Cats: What’s the Latest?

  Erika L. Krick, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) Lymphoma is the most common hematopoetic tumor in dogs and cats. New information has recently come to light that expands our knowledge regarding how to diagnose and manage this disease. The Latest in Lymphoma: Overview Diagnostic Tests PARR (PCR for Antigen Receptor Rearrangement): Using cytologic or histopathologic …

Advances in Stem Cell Therapy: Application to Veterinary Medicine

  Donna Alderman, DO, and Robert W. Alexander, MD, DMD, FICS Musculoskeletal disorders and open wounds are common in veterinary medicine. Osteoarthritis afflicts 10 to 12 million dogs in the United States and is the most common cause of chronic pain in dogs.1 Tendon and ligament injuries are common in performance horses and potentially more …

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