Research Note: Predicting Heart Failure or Cardiac Death in Dogs with Preclinical Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease

Myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs can remain subclinical for an extended period of time. Variables used in this study may help predict onset of heart failure or cardiac death in these patients.


Research Note: Association Between Clinical Abnormalities & Tissue Damage in Blocked Cats

Urinary obstruction is a common problem in cats. This study sought to document histopathologic changes and compare them with clinical severity.

Urology & Nephrology

Research Note: New Findings May Help Dogs with Chronic Enteropathy

Treatment for chronic inflammatory enteropathies in dogs often involves dietary modification, antibiotics, and/or immunosuppressants. Results from this study may point to a novel therapeutic alternative.

Internal Medicine

Research Note: Ultrasonographic Peripheral Band & Suspected Lung Lobe Torsion

Lung lobe torsion is a surgical emergency. This ultrasonographic image finding can help you pin down the diagnosis.

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Research Note: Heart Function Values & Parvoviral Infection

Canine parvovirus can wreak havoc on the heart. These new ultrasonographic measurement variables can help assess the damage.


Research Note: Feline Appetite Stimulation with Gabapentin or Mirtazapine

Getting patients to eat as soon as possible after surgery is important. These drugs might be another option for improving postoperative appetite.


Research Note: Role of Bisphenol A in Feline Hyperthyroidism

Bisphenol A (BPA) used in food and drink containers is believed to be an endocrine disruptor in humans. Could there be a connection between BPA in canned pet food and hyperthyroidism in cats?

Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases

Research Note: Species Identification of Sepsis-Associated Bacteria

Identifying the causative organism of bacteremia in septic patients is critical; however, standard culture requires at least 48 hours. Discover a new method for identification that requires far less time.

Clinical Pathology

Research Note: Serum Cytokine Concentrations & Canine Osteosarcoma

The systemic immune response to osteosarcoma appears to affect disease progression and/or tumor suppression. Check out the results of this study that helps further the understanding of this response. 


Research Note: Postpyloric Feeding in Dogs with Acute Kidney Injury

Instituting enteral feeding in severely ill dogs is critical to their recovery. Learn about a new technique for placing a feeding tube that may help.

Surgery, Soft Tissue

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