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Hot Literature: Assessing biosecurity at horse boarding facilities

Feb 1, 2011

Researchers at Colorado State University with cooperation from the USDA have conducted a cross-sectional study looking at the state of biosecurity at Colorado equine boarding facilities and developed a questionnaire for self-evaluation of infectious disease control programs.

Hot Literature: Is she or isn't she? Easy pregnancy testing for queens

Feb 1, 2011

A recently published study evaluated the use of a commercially available point-of-care relaxin test for its sensitivity and specificity for pregnancy detection in cats.

Hot Literature: Keep current on canine influenza

Jan 6, 2011

The history of canine influenza virus began with the identification of infections in racing greyhounds, directing research that defined canine influenza virus (CIV), a variant of equine influenza virus with a unique genetic signature capable of being transmitted from dog to dog.

Hot Literature: Does offering farrier services make financial and professional sense?

Jan 3, 2011

The goal of this study was to describe the farrier services currently available at these private hospitals with the expectation that the findings will increase the quality and availability of these services and improve veterinarian-farrier relationships.

Hot Literature: Long-term success for masitinib in dogs with MCTs

Jan 3, 2011

Investigators from the University of Tennessee's College of Veterinary Medicine recently published their findings evaluating tumor response and overall survival rate and time for dogs with nonresectable MCTs treated with masitinib.

A simpler way to monitor adrenal function in patients receiving trilostane?

Dec 1, 2010

Researchers recently investigated the accuracy of a single cortisol concentration measurement to monitor dogs receiving trilostane for hyperadrenocorticism.

Hot Literature: Nuchal bursitis: Getting rid of this pain in the neck in horses

Dec 1, 2010

A study reported the results of diagnostic tests and a novel treatment approach for nuchal bursitis in four horses.

Hot Literature: New support for supplemental oxygen flow rates in foals

Nov 4, 2010

In a recent study, Iowa State University researchers delved into the art of administering supplemental oxygen to neonatal foals.

Keeping an eye on FeLV and FIV in kittens

Nov 3, 2010

Guidelines for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus testing, focusing on kittens.

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