The agency recently approved Elanco's Zorbium, first transdermal buprenorphine animal drug intended to control postoperative pain in cats.
As stem cell therapy continues to gain traction in veterinary medicine, the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital is finding success using stem cells in an innovative new way: helping cats' bodies accept kidney transplants.
A study has found that an overwhelming majority of dogs present with hypothermia following surgeries or diagnostic tests that require anesthesia.
Tetralogy of Fallot is a set of four structural heart abnormalities uncommon in dogs and often fatal before the age of one. Called “blue baby syndrome” in humans, the congenital heart defect prevents oxygenated blood from properly circulating through the body. This was the situation for Lilly Rose, a beagle, before she found herself at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CSU-CVMBS), and the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The solution involved two heart operations, one in September 2014 and a second surgery in July.
Puppies can get into trouble and for Ziba, an eight-month-old female Rottweiler, that trouble could have been fatal. She was accidentally hit by a car four months ago. Luckily, despite fractures to her skull and jawbones and concern about brain damage, Ziba got help. The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the University of California, Davis (UC-Davis) performed reconstructive maxillofacial surgery on Ziba immediately and last week, announced that the fractures were healing and there was no evidence of implant failure or infection.
The Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital performed constructive jaw surgery on three dogs who otherwise might have been euthanized.
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Many factors can interfere with our comfort or ability to offer a spectrum of care. Examining these barriers and how to overcome them is the first step in broadening the use of spectrum of care approaches.