Research Note: Predicting Heart Failure or Cardiac Death in Dogs with Preclinical Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease
Myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs can remain subclinical for an extended period of time. Variables used in this study may help predict onset of heart failure or cardiac death in these patients.
Research Note: Association Between Clinical Abnormalities & Tissue Damage in Blocked Cats
Urinary obstruction is a common problem in cats. This study sought to document histopathologic changes and compare them with clinical severity.
Research Note: New Findings May Help Dogs with Chronic Enteropathy
Treatment for chronic inflammatory enteropathies in dogs often involves dietary modification, antibiotics, and/or immunosuppressants. Results from this study may point to a novel therapeutic alternative.
Research Note: Ultrasonographic Peripheral Band & Suspected Lung Lobe Torsion
Lung lobe torsion is a surgical emergency. This ultrasonographic image finding can help you pin down the diagnosis.
Research Note: Heart Function Values & Parvoviral Infection
Canine parvovirus can wreak havoc on the heart. These new ultrasonographic measurement variables can help assess the damage.
Research Note: Feline Appetite Stimulation with Gabapentin or Mirtazapine
Getting patients to eat as soon as possible after surgery is important. These drugs might be another option for improving postoperative appetite.
Research Note: Role of Bisphenol A in Feline Hyperthyroidism
Bisphenol A (BPA) used in food and drink containers is believed to be an endocrine disruptor in humans. Could there be a connection between BPA in canned pet food and hyperthyroidism in cats?
Research Note: Species Identification of Sepsis-Associated Bacteria
Identifying the causative organism of bacteremia in septic patients is critical; however, standard culture requires at least 48 hours. Discover a new method for identification that requires far less time.
Research Note: Serum Cytokine Concentrations & Canine Osteosarcoma
The systemic immune response to osteosarcoma appears to affect disease progression and/or tumor suppression. Check out the results of this study that helps further the understanding of this response.
Research Note: Postpyloric Feeding in Dogs with Acute Kidney Injury
Instituting enteral feeding in severely ill dogs is critical to their recovery. Learn about a new technique for placing a feeding tube that may help.