A single, flexed mediolateral view of the elbow is sufficient to diagnose mild elbow dysplasia in Labrador retrievers, giving a high sensitivity and specificity compared with computed tomography, study findings show.
Oral double-balloon endoscopy is an effective and low-risk procedure for dogs and could prove useful in the diagnosis of disease in the deep portion of the canine small intestine, report Spanish researchers.
The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam significantly improves nighttime physical activity in cats with osteoarthritis, indicating its potential as a pain reliever in this feline population, report Canadian researchers.
Dogs that undergo curative surgery for transitional cell carcinoma before initiating a combination of doxorubicin and piroxicam therapy have significantly longer median overall survival than their counterparts not pretreated surgically, report researchers.
Mares that are fed a diet that includes or is solely comprised of concentrates during gestation are significantly more likely to produce foals that develop permanent osteochondrosis lesions compared with mares who are fed a diet of roughage alone, report researchers.
Cavities that form between the stratum medium and stratum internum of the hooves of racehorses are more likely to occur in the fore than the hind hooves, at the midline dead center of the toe, report Japanese researchers.