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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
Intestinal anastomosis is an important surgical procedure that connects two sections of the intestines once a diseased portion has been removed. A key concern is to prevent leakage at the anastomosis site and subsequent peritonitis, but this complication can be avoided if the procedure is done correctly and preventive measures are taken.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
The articles in this symposium provide an overview of indications, techniques, and complications related to a variety of gastrointestinal surgical procedures.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
Omentalization, the placement of omentum around organs or within cavities to improve vascularization or drainage, has been used in a variety of abdominal, thoracic, oncologic, and reconstructive surgical procedures.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
You may be hesitant to perform a full-thickness incisional biopsy to obtain an intestinal tissue sample, but in many cases, this technique is preferred. In this article, we review when incisional biopsy is best and provide a simple step-by-step guide to the procedure to increase your confidence.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
Gastrotomy is a routine and relatively safe surgical procedure with several indications, but appropriate technique is vital to preventing complications.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2006
Dogs and cats with pancreatitis commonly display nonspecific clinical signs, so the condition can be difficult to diagnose. But there also has been a lack of diagnostic tests for pancreatitis that are both sensitive and specific. In this article, I provide an overview of the available diagnostic tests, including a new serum test.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
When I am presented with a dog to spay or neuter that is a breed predisposed to gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), I offer to perform a gastropexy while the patient is anesthetized.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
Pneumogastrography (negative contrast gastrography) involves placing air through orogastric intubation or carbonated beverages orally into the stomachs of awake or sedated dogs.
May 01, 2005
Environmental contamination with infectious stages of gastrointestinal helminths is widespread, and the risk of reinfection of pets, particularly those allowed to roam freely outside, is great.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2004
A 9-month-old intact male Labrador retriever was presented two weeks after it swallowed a Ping-Pong ball.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2004
A 9-year-old neutered male domestic shorthaired cat had been presented to the referring veterinarian for evaluation of lethargy and weight loss.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2004
A 4-year-old, female spayed Gordon setter was evaluated at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of Wisconsin-Madison because of brittle claws of about one year's duration.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2003
Canine, Labrador Retriever/Collie cross, 7 years old, male neutered, 57 lbs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2003
Signalment: Canine, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, 9.5 years old, male castrated, 15 lbs.
Jun 01, 2002
Dr. Johnny Hoskins recommends practical principles for diagnosing and managing common gastrointestinal problems.