Decoding Canine Oral Melanomas
Innovative Veterinary Care Journal
by Innovative Veterinary Care Journal
4d ago
In a comprehensive study, researchers evaluated a cohort of 12 dogs with oral malignant melanomas (MM). The demographic details of the cohort, including a balanced distribution of gender, age, and weight across various breeds, provide valuable insights into the diverse nature of this disease. The researchers also noted the diverse tumor locations and the surgical procedures performed, ranging from mandibulectomies to maxillectomies. Metastatic Potential and Clinical Staging The study explored the metastatic potential of these oral melanomas, with lymphadenectomies revealing a 16.66% metastatic ..read more
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Tackling Canine B-Cell Lymphomas: A Novel Targeted Approach
IVC Journal
by Innovative Veterinary Care Journal
6d ago
B-cell lymphomas (BCL) are the most common hematological cancers affecting our canine patients. While traditional chemotherapy-based protocols, such as CHOP, have been the mainstay of treatment, the outcomes remain generally poor. This pressing reality has driven researchers to explore new and more targeted therapeutic strategies to improve the prognosis for these patients. The pivotal role of Myc in canine BCL At the heart of the latest breakthrough research is a recognition of the crucial role played by the Myc transcription factor. Myc is a master regulator of cellular processes, and its dy ..read more
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Cementoplasty: Promising Palliative Treatment for Canine Osteosarcoma
IVC Journal
by Innovative Veterinary Care Journal
6d ago
Cementoplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves injecting a bone substitute, such as a calcium phosphate cement, into a tumor lesion. This technique helps provide bone reinforcement and alleviate pain in dogs suffering from osteosarcoma, a common and aggressive form of bone cancer. A recent study examined the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of this approach for managing canine appendicular osteosarcoma. Study involved 12 dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma For the six-month period  of the study, a dozen dogs were given cementoplasty with no additional adjuvant the ..read more
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Applying Quality Equine Nutrition in Clinical Settings
IVC Journal
by Kristyn Sturken
1w ago
Abby Geick is an equine veterinarian who knows firsthand the powerful impact nutrition can have on a horse’s well-being. When her 23-year-old horse, Mackay, lost weight, she took a closer look at his diet. The ration balancer he was on was no longer sufficient to maintain his weight and body condition, so she tried a Sentinel® Extruded Horse Feed, the same formulas she often recommends for her own patients. Mackay’s now down to 2 quarts of Sentinel Senior twice a day and maintaining his weight. Geick said extruded feeds can have multiple benefits for senior horses, like Mackay, that don’t have ..read more
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TMJ Diagnostics: Arthroscopic Examination Protocol for Canine Temporomandibular Joint
IVC Journal
by Innovative Veterinary Care Journal
1w ago
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) in canines poses several challenges in terms of intra-articular diagnostics. However, a recent study that developed and tested an arthroscopic examination protocol using a needle arthroscope offers promising results. The findings highlight the reliability and potential clinical benefits of this innovative approach in diagnosing and treating TMJ pathologies in dogs. Examining TMJs With a Needle Arthroscope  The study examined the discotemporal (DTJ) and discomandibular (DMJ) joint compartments of 32 animals (64 TMJs) using a needle arthroscope. The examina ..read more
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The Impact of BCS on Systolic Blood Pressure and Glucose Levels in Cats
Innovative Veterinary Care Journal
by Innovative Veterinary Care Journal
1w ago
Obesity is a prevalent nutritional disease in cats and has significant implications for their overall health and well-being. A recent study investigated the differences in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and circulating concentrations of glucose, fructosamine, and serum amyloid-A (SAA) in cats with varying body condition scores (BCS). Understanding these differences can help veterinarians recognize the potential comorbidities associated with feline obesity, and develop appropriate interventions. Study Grouped Cats According to Weight The study involved categorizing the cats into three groups bas ..read more
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Proton Pump Inhibitors: A Potential Game-Changer in Canine Cancer Treatment?
IVC Journal
by Innovative Veterinary Care Journal
2w ago
Researchers at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) recently made a groundbreaking discovery. They have revealed the potential of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to revolutionize the way we treat cancer and immune disorders in our canine patients.  A Surprising Discovery Proton pumps are crucial regulators of various bodily systems, controlling the distribution of different molecules. While PPIs are traditionally used to manage heartburn and acid reflux by inhibiting the proton pumps responsible for stomach acid production, the VMBS team discovered ..read more
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Ashwagandha: A Natural Solution to Anxiety in Dogs
Innovative Veterinary Care Journal
by IVC Journal
2w ago
Canine anxiety is a common concern, affecting dogs of all breeds and ages. Studies have proved it, over and over again. You see it daily in your own clinic. The dogs are not okay. Fortunately, we do have access to tried and tested canine stress solutions, with continuing clinical trials and studies further padding our practice and treatment protocols. One such solution? Ashwagandha pure root extract – a natural remedy backed by science and clinically proven to aid in the fight against stress and anxiety in dogs. Whether triggered by separation, thunderstorms, other stressors, genetics, or heal ..read more
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Early Neurophysiological Evaluation in Acute Canine Polyradiculoneuritis
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by Innovative Veterinary Care Journal
2w ago
Acute canine polyradiculoneuritis (ACP) is a common peripheral neuropathy that is typically self-limiting and benign. However, delayed diagnosis of ACP can hinder the treatment of other causes of acute weakness that have different prognoses and may require specific treatments. A retrospective multicenter study aimed to determine if early electrodiagnostic (EDX) tests, performed within the first six days of symptom onset, can detect alterations indicative of ACP and characterize the most prevalent abnormalities. Early EDX Testing: Assessing Feasibility and Effectiveness The study retrospectivel ..read more
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How to Determine the Best Approach to Separation-Related Behaviors in Dogs
IVC Journal
by Moira Hechenleitner DVM, CSAT
2w ago
When dealing with separation-related behaviors in dogs, the goal is to determine the underlying cause before designing an environment and training protocol that sets the dog up for success. There has never been a time when the terms “separation-related behaviors” and separation anxiety” were as widely used as they are now. Sixteen years ago, when I was starting to learn about dog behavior, I remember reading about these issues in only a handful of books available at the time. The term “separation-related behaviors” wasn’t even on my radar, or those of any of the dog guardians. Nowadays, thanks ..read more
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