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September 02, 2015

Canine surgery employs human cleft palate procedure

A cleft palate, common in purebred dogs and cats, creates difficulties in eating and drinking, according to the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. This was true as well for a 22-week old mixed breed Pit bull/bull dog named Mr. Moo born with the deformity and then some—no soft palate at all. But thanks to a unique partnership between Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center and a pediatric plastic surgeon, Mr. Moo got help.

May 10, 2016

Reconstructive surgery performed on bald eagle’s wing

The bald eagle has a wingspan of about six and a half feet and can live 20 to 30 years, according to the National Wildlife Federation. In the wild, bald eagles face multiple threats, including, at least for one bald eagle, human predators. Luckily for this one, there was help. On May 5, an injured female bald eagle from southern Illinois successfully underwent reconstructive wing surgery at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital and its Wildlife Medical Clinic. The wing had healed improperly on its own after being fractured by a gunshot.

May 11, 2015

Veterinarian ophthalmologists correct eyelid agenesis in cat

It started with some research on how to correct eyelid agenesis, a congenital defect that causes patients to be born without upper eyelids. Then came practice on cadaver cats, followed by the real thing: the delicate surgery. This month, the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) reported the success of the corrective surgery, not only for its veterinary ophthalmology team but also for a 9-month-old female domestic shorthair cat named Billie.

June 13, 2016

Unusual pulmonic stenosis surgery saves canine patient

Pulmonic stenosis can impact canine breeds with relatively broad, short skulls, such as bulldogs, terriers, Samoyeds, and Labrador retrievers, according to Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Luckily for one patient, there was help. A team from The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (UF) successfully performed a surgery normally performed on young human patients with pulmonic stenosis on a two-year-old male Havanese, UF announced on May 25.

November 01, 2016

Treatable cause of canine megaesophagus identified

Researchers from the University of Missouri's College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Internal Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, and Nutrition services and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery department at the university's School of Medicine have identified a breakthrough treatment for a subpopulation of dogs with Megaesophagus (ME) . They have also identified a defect of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) as a potential treatable cause of ME. An oral abstract was presented on Oct. 20 at the American College of Veterinary Radiation Annual Scientific Conference in Orlando.

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