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Gastric ulceration in an equine neonate - Lewis, Susan
A 24-hour-old colt presented with clinical signs consistent with gastric ulceration. Treatment was initiated with a histamine type-2 receptor antagonist and clinical signs resolved. Gastroscopy at 16 d confirmed the presence of a gastric ulcer. Although gastric ulceration is common in foals, it is rarely reported in foals this young.
Juvenile cellulitis in a puppy - Hutchings, Shelley M.
An 8-week-old, male Labrador retriever presented for acute onset of left hind limb lameness. This rapidly progressed to juvenile cellulitis, characterized by dermatitis of the face, otitis externa, regional lymphadenopathy, lethargy, and depression. The puppy made a full recovery on glucocorticoid therapy.
Long-term prevention of estrus in the bitch and queen using chlormadinone acetate - Tamada, Hiromichi; Kawate, Noritoshi; Inaba, Toshio; Sawada, Tsutomu
Estrus was prevented with weekly oral administration of 2 mg chlormadinone acetate for 2.0 to 9.8 y in bitches and queens. Abnormalities, including mammary or uterine disorders, or both, were noted in 7 out of 14 bitches and 9 out of 24 queens during this long-term treatment.
Effects of moderate to severe osteoarthritis on canine thyroid function - Paradis, Manon; Sauvé, Frédéric; Charest, Julie; Refsal, Kent R.; Moreau, Maxim; Dupuis, Jacques
Several nonthyroidal illnesses in euthyroid dogs can affect the results of thyroid function testing, making interpretation of the results more difficult with an increased risk of overdiagnosing hypothyroidism. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of chronic, moderate to severe, osteoarthritis on canine thyroid function. Ninety-six, healthy, client-owned dogs, 65 of which were suffering from moderate to severe osteoarthritis and 31 euthyroid dogs without any physical evidence of osteoarthritis, were used in this study. Blood samples were collected to evaluate serum basal total thyroxine (TT4), free thyroxine (FT4), and thyrotropin (TSHc) concentrations. Basal serum TT4 concentration was...
Factors influencing the development of jugular thrombophlebitis in cattle and comparison of 2 types of catheter - Rouleau, Guylaine; Babkine, Marie; Dubreuil, Pascal
Two studies were conducted to evaluate the factors associated with the development of thrombophlebitis in cattle following intravenous catheterization of the jugular vein. In study 1, 20 healthy animals were catheterized with 2 different types of catheter (polytetrafluoroethylene (PTE) versus polyvinylchloride (PVC)) for a period of 120 hours. In study 2, 50 dairy cows referred for treatment to the Large Animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Montréal were catheterized with a commercial PTE catheter, using a standardized technique, for a period varying from 3 to 6 days, and inherent risk factors were evaluated. A clinical and echographical evaluation...
The effect of perineural anesthesia on infrared thermographic images of the forelimb digits of normal horses - Holmes, Layne C.; Gaughan, Earl M.; Gorondy, Denise A.; Hogge, Steve; Spire, Mark F.
Infrared thermography is an imaging modality gaining popularity as a diagnostic aid in the evaluation of equine lameness. Anecdotal reports of skin hyperthermia induced by local anesthesia, detected by thermography, have been made; however, no controlled studies have been reported. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of perineural anesthesia on infrared thermographic images of the forelimb digits in normal horses. After environmental acclimation, infrared thermographs were made at intervals of 0, 5, 10, 15, 30, and 45 min from administration of mepivacaine hydrochloride or phosphate buffered saline in 6 adult horses with no clinical evidence of...
Employer and new graduate satisfaction with new graduate performance in the workplace within the first year following convocation from the Ontario Veterinary College - Butler, Daniel G.
Mailed questionnaires administered to employers of graduates and to graduates of the Ontario Veterinary College in 2000 and 2001, 7 to 10 months after convocation, surveyed new graduate performance in the workplace. Proficiency at 9 species-specific (in 4 practice contexts) and 7 nonspecies-specific clinical activities were rated as high, some, or low. Fifteen nonvocation- specific attributes, reflecting interpersonal, communication, and business skills, and the new graduate's competence to do his/her job were rated as very good, good, or poor. Ninety or more percent of employers reported high to some proficiency in 8/9, 5/9, 3/9, and 1/9 activities relative to small...