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Cricopharyngeal achalasia in a dog - Pfeifer, Renate M.
A 4-month-old, female terrier-poodle cross was presented with a chronic history of dysphagia. Fluoroscopic swallowing studies localized the problem to the upper esophageal sphincter. A diagnosis of cricopharyngeal achalasia was made. After cricopharyngeal and thyropharyngeal myectomy, the dog was able to eat soft food without difficulty.
Temporohyoid osteoarthropathy and unilateral facial nerve paralysis in a horse - Yadernuk, Lisa M.
A 13-year-old broodmare was referred for weight loss and left facial nerve paralysis. Bilateral temporohyoid osteoarthropathy was diagnosed based on proliferation of the temporohyoid joints and stylohyoid bones on radiographs and guttural pouch endoscopy. The left side was more severely affected. Treatment resulted in little or no improvement.
T-cell lymphoma of the tympanic bulla in a feline leukemia virus-negative cat - de Lorimier, Louis-Philippe; Alexander, Suzanne D.; Fan, Timothy M.
This report constitutes the first description of a T-cell lymphoma of the tympanic bulla in a cat. This feline leukemia virus (FeLV)-negative cat originally presented with signs referable to middle ear disease; it deteriorated rapidly after definitive diagnosis. Lymphoma of the middle ear is extremely rare in all species.
Osteochondrosis of the occipital condyles and atlanto-occipital dysplasia in a Belgian horse - Muirhead, Tammy; McClure, J. T.; Bourque, Andrea; Pack, LeeAnn
A lesion in the cervical region of a 14-month-old Belgian gelding with severe ataxia was suspected. Necropsy revealed symmetric focal cartilage defects compatible with osteochondrosis of the occipital condyles and atlanto-occipital dysplasia. To our knowledge this is the first equine report of symmetrical osteochondrosis of the occipital condyles causing neurologic signs.
Evaluation of deficiencies in labeling of commercial probiotics - Weese, J. Scott
Labels of 44 human or veterinary probiotics were scrutinized. Organisms were improperly identified in 9/21 (43%) human and 8/23 (35%) veterinary products. Contents of 5/20 (25%) human and 3/17 (18%) veterinary products were misspelled. In only 9 human and 2 veterinary products were the contents adequately identified.