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Articles by Erika Meler, DVM, MS

Erika Meler, DVM, MS

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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.

Research Updates: A simple blood smear as a diagnostic test to predict death secondary to heatstroke in dogs?
May 1, 2010

A number of prognostic factors for survival of dogs with heatstroke have been reported.

Research Updates: Should veterinarians emphasize the risk of intestinal nematodiasis based on patient signalment and geographic location?
February 8, 2010

Although intestinal parasitism in pet dogs is not uncommon, the relative distribution and frequency of the most common intestinal parasites (Toxocara, Ancylostoma, and Trichuris species) in various geographic regions of the United States have not been extensively studied.

Research Updates: Common disorders associated with aspiration pneumonia in dogs, and the influence of underlying disease or thoracic radiograph findings on patient survival
February 8, 2010

Although aspiration pneumonia is a common clinical diagnosis in dogs, studies on the causes, diagnostic findings, and outcome of affected dogs are sparse.


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