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Research Update: Efficacy of oral carprofen after cranial cruciate surgery

January 1, 2005

In this prospective clinical study, the effect of perioperative oral carprofen on limb function and pain after cranial cruciate ligament surgery was evaluated in 20 dogs treated at a university teaching hospital.

Research Update: Clinicopathologic features of retroperitoneal sarcomas in dogs

January 1, 2005

In this retrospective study from a veterinary teaching hospital, the medical records of 14 dogs with tumors of the retroperitoneal space (excluding those arising from the kidneys, adrenal glands, or ureters) were reviewed.

Research Update: Is there an early radiographic marker for hip dysplasia in dogs?

January 1, 2005

In this experimental study, 48 Labrador retrievers from seven litters with a high prevalence of canine hip dysplasia were examined throughout their lives for a relationship between a radiographic marker and the development of osteoarthritis in the hip joint.

Research Update: Functional outcome in dogs and cats surviving cardiopulmonary arrest

January 1, 2005

In this retrospective study from a veterinary teaching hospital, the records of 15 dogs and three cats surviving cardiopulmonary arrest were reviewed to describe the animals' resuscitations and outcomes.

Research Updates: Clinicopathologic features of male cats with urethral obstruction

July 1, 2004

This study characterizes the clinicopathologic features in cats acutely obstructed, most for the first time, that were treated at an urban center.

Research Updates: Exploring the utility of laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy in dogs

July 1, 2004

In this prospective university study that used dogs from a local humane society, the authors developed a technique for laparoscopic ovariohysterectomy.

Research Updates: The efficacy of elbow replacement in dogs

July 1, 2004

This study provides reasonable evidence that elbow joint replacement could offer similar success rates as those of hip surgery (90%).

Research Updates: Thyroid assays and NSAIDs: A bad combination?

July 1, 2004

The authors of this study concluded that etodolac therapy should be discontinued before thyroid function testing in dogs.

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