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Research Update: Recovery from disk surgery without intraoperative methylprednisolone sodium succinate

June 1, 2007

In this prospective clinical study from a private practice referral hospital, the recoveries of 51 nonambulatory dogs with thoracolumbar intervertebral disk disease treated with hemilaminectomy and without methylprednisolone sodium succinate were evaluated.

Research Update: Laser vs. scalpel onychectomy in cats

June 1, 2007

In this prospective study at a university veterinary hospital, 20 healthy adult cats (6 to 24 months of age) were divided into two groups and underwent left forelimb unilateral scalpel or CO2 laser onychectomy.

Research Update: Effects of extensive small bowel resection in dogs and cats

January 1, 2007

Small-animal practitioners commonly evaluate patients because of foreign body ingestion, and subsequent small bowel resection is a common treatment.

Research Update: Effects of electrostimulated acupuncture in dogs with elbow arthritis

January 1, 2007

In this controlled clinical trial from a university hospital, nine dogs with chronic forelimb lameness and radiographic evidence of elbow osteoarthritis were treated with electrostimulated acupuncture.

Research Update: Fibrocartilaginous emboli of the spinal cord in cats

January 1, 2007

These case reports from a university teaching hospital and private referral practice describe the clinical features and diagnostic evaluations of five cats with fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy.

Research Update: Clinical features of spinal abscess in dogs

January 1, 2007

Spinal abscess, or epidural empyema, is an uncommonly described septic condition of the epidural space.

Research Update: Role of subcutaneous tissues in skin wound healing

January 1, 2007

In this experimental study of six cats and six dogs, the contribution of subcutaneous tissues to first and second intention cutaneous wound healing was evaluated.

Research Update: Determining the significance of blood chemistry changes in dogs with GI foreign bodies

May 1, 2006

In this retrospective study from a veterinary teaching hospital, the medical records of 138 dogs (1997-2000) with a surgically removed gastrointestinal (GI) foreign body were reviewed to determine whether acid-base or electrolyte abnormalities were related to the site or type of foreign body.

Research Update: Thoracoscopy: A viable treatment of lung tumors in dogs

May 1, 2006

In this retrospective study from a veterinary teaching hospital, nine dogs with lung tumors were treated with thoracoscopic lung lobectomy.

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