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Journal Club: Focus on Cardiology

Within the past 12 months, over 140 journal articles discussing veterinary canine or feline heart disease have been published worldwide. The 4 article abstracts presented provide immediately useful information for practitioners and offer new insights into the future of veterinary cardiology. The PROTECT study established the use of pimobendan in Doberman pinschers with preclinical dilated cardiomyopathy. …

Journal Club: Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Effect of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy on Femorotibial Subluxation: In Vivo Analysis During Standing Kim SE, Lewis DD, Pozzi A. Veterinary Surgery 2012; 41:465-470. The tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) procedure has become widely accepted as a successful technique in treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR) despite the technical demands of the procedure …

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Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

NUTRITION ELISA Testing for Common Food Antigens in Four Dry Dog Foods Used in Dietary Elimination Trials Raditic DM, Remillard RL, Tater KC. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 2011; 95:90-97. Over-the-counter (OTC) pet foods that contain exotic protein sources are being marketed on an increasing basis. This study investigated whether common food antigens (ie, …

Journal Club: Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

Today’s Veterinary Practice is pleased to provide a brief overview of sessions presented by members of our editorial team—editorial board members and authors—during the NAVC Conference 2012 in Orlando, Florida. You can purchase proceedings at navc.com/conference/program/proceedings. PARASITOLOGY Truths, Half-Truths, & Myths: Understanding Canine Heartworm Disease and Your Role in Heartworm Prevention Byron Blagburn, MS, PhD; Karen …

Journal Club: Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

  Atopic dermatitis & masitinib, cytology for prognosis of mast cell tumors, enrofloxacin for UTIs, feline urethral obstructions, infectious disease from Hurricane Katrina, measuring food, nasal inflammatory polyps, radioactive iodine vs methimazole, respiratory disease in cats, septic peritonitis, whelping complications UROLOGY Interim Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of a High Dose Short Duration Enrofloxacin …

Journal Club: Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

  CARDIOLOGY Comparison of Auscultatory and Echocardiographic Findings in Healthy Adult Cats Wagner T, Luis-Fuentes V, Payne JR, et al. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 2010; 12:171-182. This study examined the prevalence of heart murmurs and echocardiographic evidence of heart disease in a population of 199 healthy cats. A heart murmur was detected in a relatively …

Journal Club – Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

  Urine protein:creatinine ratio, cardiac mutation, GI neoplasia, PT for degenerative myelopathy, retaining employees, parturition survey, pituitary adenomas in rats, allergic conjunctivitis, hyperthyroid diets, anesthetic protocols. UROLOGY Comparison of Urine Protein-to-Creatinine Ratio in Urine Samples Collected by Cystocentesis versus Free Catch in Dogs Beatrice L, Nizi F, Callegari D, et al. Journal of the American …

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Collection of Commentaries on Recent Veterinary & Medical Literature OPHTHALMOLOGY Canine Conjunctival Mast Cell Tumors: A Retrospective Study Fife M, Blocker T, Fife T, et al. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2011; 14(3):153-160. The canine eye seems to be a privileged site for protection from metastasis when it comes to some usually aggressive tumors, such as melanoma, hemangiosarcoma, …

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