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Diagnostics

Common Neoplastic Skin Lesions in Dogs & Cats: Cytologic Diagnosis & Treatment Options

Laura D. Garrett, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) University of Illinois Cytology, the microscopic examination of tissue samples spread onto slides, is a powerful tool for evaluation of skin lesions in small animal patients.1 In many cases, cytology can provide a definitive diagnosis for cutaneous masses. In others, sample evaluation can rule out some differential diagnoses …

Imaging Essentials
Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography
A Tour of the Abdomen: Part 1

Danielle Mauragis, AS, CVT and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, Diplomate ACVR University of Florida Welcome to our series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The first 3 articles provided an overview of basic ultrasonography principles, while this article and the next will review a systematic pattern for scanning the abdomen. Future articles will discuss …

Endoscopy Essentials
Endoscopic Foreign Body Retrieval

Esophageal and gastric foreign bodies are commonly encountered in small animal practice. Endoscopy is the treatment of choice for esophageal and gastric foreign bodies, as it can be used to remove a variety of foreign objects with little risk to the patient. When compared with surgery, endoscopy offers clients a less invasive and less expensive option…

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