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Spontaneous Abdominal Effusion Associated with Presumed Anaphylaxis in Dogs
Is it spontaneous hemoperitoneum—or anaphylaxis? Get practical tips pulled from peer-reviewed study findings on the occurrence of spontaneous abdominal effusion associated with anaphylaxis in dogs.
Stability of Ceftazidime in Varying Storage Temperatures
Challenging otitis externa cases often drive clinicians to create their own treatment concoctions, but are they as effective as hoped? Researchers compared a variety of compounded ceftazidime-based solutions to discover the best way to maintain antimicrobial activity over time.
Ultrasonography & Diagnosis of Pancreatitis in Dogs
Abdominal ultrasound is a primary method of diagnosing acute pancreatitis, but studies on sensitivity and specificity are lacking. Researchers compared the ultrasound findings of dogs with acute pancreatitis at admission and 2 days into hospitalization to ask how to most effectively utilize this diagnostic modality.
Testing for Marijuana Toxicity in Dogs
Given the lack of canine-specific tests for marijuana exposure, many clinicians use a human version, but are the results reliable? Researchers examined urine and serum samples of 19 dogs with suspected or confirmed marijuana toxicosis to find the answer.
Transdermal Gabapentin Use in Cats
Oral gabapentin is often prescribed to treat stress and pain in cats, but administration can be challenging for owners. Discover if transdermal gabapentin shows promise in this pilot study measuring serum concentrations after transdermal application.
Prednisone as Single-Agent Therapy for Dogs with Lymphoma
The CHOP protocol (ie, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) for treating dogs with lymphoma yields high remission rates but is not always elected by owners. Know what to expect when prednisone is used as a sole agent for these patients.
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