Journal of Small Animal Practice
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The inheritance of extra-hepatic portosystemic shunts and elevated bile acid concentrations in Maltese dogs.
To determine the heritability of extra-hepatic portosystemic shunts and elevated post-prandial serum bile acid concentrations in Maltese dogs. Maltese dogs were recruited and investigated by a variable combination of procedures including dynamic bile acid testing, rectal ammonia tolerance testing, u...
Associations between obesity and physical activity in dogs: a preliminary investigation.
To assess whether obesity has any association with objectively measured physical activity levels in dogs. Thirty-nine dogs wore Actigraph GT3X accelerometers (Actigraph) for 7 consecutive days. Each dog was classified as ideal weight, overweight or obese using the 5-point body condition scoring syst...
Comparison of surgical duration of canine ovariectomy and ovariohysterectomy in a veterinary teaching hospital.
To prospectively evaluate ovariectomy and ovariohysterectomy via midline coeliotomy when being employed by supervised final year veterinary students for the purpose of routine canine neutering. One hundred and eight female dogs of various breeds, presented to a veterinary teaching hospital for neute...
Intraoperative identification of canine hepatocellular carcinoma with indocyanine green fluorescent imaging.
To evaluate the feasibility of high-sensitivity near-infrared fluorescence imaging with indocyanine green for intraoperative identification of hepatocellular carcinoma in dogs. Twelve hepatic nodules were surgically resected from six dogs. In each dog, 0 · 5 mg/kg indocyanine green was intravenously...
Multiple inflammatory gastric polyps treated by endoscopic polypectomy with argon plasma coagulation in a dog.
An 11-year-old spayed female miniature dachshund was evaluated for a 2-month history of chronic vomiting. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a heterogeneous mass in the pyloric region. Contrast upper gastrointestinal radiography demonstrated impairment of gastric outflow. Endoscopic examination reve...
Multi-system progressive angiomatosis in a dog resembling blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome in humans.
A six-year-old, neutered, female golden retriever was presented with generalised, dark purple to black cutaneous nodules and gastrointestinal haemorrhage. Histopathologically, all cutaneous nodules were diagnosed as benign cavernous haemangiomas. Endoscopic analysis revealed similar nodules in the o...
Immune-mediated myasthenia gravis in a methimazole-treated cat.
A 12-year-old female neutered ragdoll crossbred cat was presented for investigation of generalised weakness and regurgitation. The cat was being treated with transdermal methimazole for hyper-thyroidism, which had been diagnosed 10 weeks previously. An acetylcholine receptor antibody titre was consi...
The cutaneous trunci reflex for localising and grading thoracolumbar spinal cord injuries in dogs.
To evaluate the accuracy of the cutaneous trunci reflex to localise thoracolumbar spinal cord injuries and to assess the correlation between focal loss (cut-off) of the reflex and clinical severity of thoracolumbar spinal cord injury. Prospective study of 41 dogs with thoracolumbar spinal cord injur...
Intra-articular morphine, bupivacaine or no treatment for postoperative analgesia following unilateral elbow joint arthroscopy.
To compare intra-articular morphine or bupivacaine against no treatment following unilateral elbow joint arthroscopy using force plate analysis and pain scoring. Thirty-one dogs were randomly allocated to receive 0·1 mg/kg intra-articular morphine, 0·5 mg/kg bupivacaine or no treatment following elb...
Nitrofurantoin reveals good in vitro antimicrobial activity against methicillin-resistant staphylococci isolated from dogs with topic infect...