VETERINARY MEDICINE, Apr 1, 2005 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Apr 1, 2005
Features
Symposium on oncology: Introduction
By Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (internal medicine, oncology)
Of the various ailments affecting geriatric dogs and cats, cancer remains one of the most devastating disease processes.
Treating lymphoma in dogs and cats
By Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (internal medicine, oncology) , Louis-Philippe de Lorimier, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Lymphoma is the most common hematopoietic neoplasm affecting both dogs and cats and results from the malignant transformation of lymphocytes.
Treatment options for canine cutaneous mast cell tumors
By Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (internal medicine, oncology) , Louis-Philippe de Lorimier, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Because you will likely encounter canine cutaneous mast cell tumors in your practice, this review article focuses on summarizing the therapeutic options available for treating canine mast cell tumors. With a better understanding of available treatment regimens, you will be able to educate and guide pet owners regarding the treatment options that may best suit their dogs.
Current treatment options for dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma
By Carl T. Jehn, DVM , James P. Farese, DVM, DACVS , Daniel D. Lewis, DVM, DACVS , Nicole Ehrhart, VMD, MS, DACVS , Charles A. Kuntz, DVM, MS, DACVS
Although amputation has traditionally been used to palliatively manage affected dogs, treatment modalities including limb salvage, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are evolving. This overview of emerging therapies will help you educate owners about treatment options for dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma.
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Editors' Note: Expert advice
By Margaret Rampey
Did you know a prosthesis has been developed that can take the place of a cortical bone allograft in some dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma? Or that dogs with osteosarcoma can also be helped through bone transport osteogenesis—a technique in which healthy bone is slowly moved into the site of a defect to form regenerate bone there?
An Interview with... Dr. Niels C. Pedersen
Dr. Pedersen set out to add to our knowledge of feline virology. He succeeded. Among other notable accomplishments, he co-discovered the feline immunodeficiency virus in 1986. Today, he is the director of the Center for Companion Animal Health and the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
Ophthalmology Challenge: A greyhound with red eyes
By Juliet R. Gionfriddo, DVM, MS, DACVO , Cynthia C. Powell, DVM, MS, DACVO
A 4-year-old spayed female greyhound was presented to Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for evaluation of redness in both eyes, a possible corneal ulcer in the right eye, and a scratch in the skin of the medial canthus of the left eye.
Idea Exchange: Slow down gulping dogs
Feed gulping dogs out of ice cube trays.
Idea Exchange: Do-it-yourself ice packs
True ice packs are easy to find, but because they are a block of ice, they are not pliable.
Idea Exchange: Create cage cubbyholes
On each patient's cage, we hang empty 1-L bags with a horizontal slit in the middle to hold leashes, collars, the patient's medicines, and more.
Idea Exchange: Complimentary wellness panels
When drawing blood, we draw enough for a wellness panel.
Mind Over Miller: The evolving pet diet
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
When I started practicing, the most common cause of death in older dogs was chronic interstitial nephritis.

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