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Portosystemic shunts: Can medical therapy allow a delay in surgery?

March 1, 2011

A new study hypothesizes that surgical vs. medical treatment would result in different survival times.

Research Update: Is abdominal ultrasonography a high-yield diagnostic test in dogs with chronic vomiting?

February 1, 2011

Chronic vomiting is a common presenting complaint from owners of dogs evaluated at both primary hospitals and referral institutions.

Are we overdiagnosing hypothyroidism in sighthounds?

January 1, 2011

Do glucosamine-based chondroprotective agents affect fructosamine monitoring in diabetic dogs?

December 1, 2010

This study demonstrated that short-term administration of glucosamine-chondroitin sulfate does not significantly affect serum fructosamine concentrations in healthy dogs.

Should you be collecting biopsy samples from the duodenum and ileum?

November 1, 2010

Ileal biopsy in dogs with diarrhea may provide additional information that affects the final diagnosis.

Does FIV play a role in the development of CKD in cats?

October 1, 2010

This study suggests that testing for FIV infection should be part of the diagnostic evaluation in young or middle-aged cats with CKD.

Giving glargine insulin to newly diagnosed diabetic cats may increase the likelihood of remission

September 1, 2010

This study's goal was to determine and compare the likelihood of remission in cats with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus when treated with glargine insulin, protamine zinc insulin (PZI), or Lente insulin.

Research Updates: How often do uroliths really recur in cats?

August 1, 2010

The recurrence of uroliths in cats is presumptively a common clinical situation; however, until now, no study has examined recurrence rates or the approximate time until recurrence for the main types of calculi found in cats.

Research Updates: Dogs with gallbladder mucoceles may be prone to common endocrine diseases

July 1, 2010

This study establishes that there is a high prevalence of hyperadrenocorticism in dogs with gallbladder mucoceles and suggests that a similar association may be present between hypothyroidism and mucocele development.


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