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April 29, 2015

FARS study identifies seizure triggers in cats

Think twice before you tear off that piece of foil if you’ve got an aging cat prone to seizures nearby. You may trigger a seizure. So suggests a study published April 27 in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.

December 12, 2012

Dog regains use of leg after unique muscle transplant surgery

Dr. Michael Pavletic helped a dog walk again after transplanting a portion of the latissimus dorsi muscle into the dog's triceps area. With rigorous physical therapy following the surgery, the dog has nearly regained full function in the leg.

November 15, 2016

Knowing feline skull shape can reduce MRI false positives

How do you differentiate between a feline head injury and an odd-shaped feline skull? A new study offers some insights. Researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and International Cat Care and the Animal Health Trust in the United Kingdom concluded that recognizing morphological variations in the feline cerebellum and occipital bone can avoid false positive diagnoses of raised intracranial pressure and pathological herniation on MRIs. The study was published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery on Nov. 8.

September 28, 2016

Novel endoscopy tool now available to plan treatment, surgery

Endoscopy enables a health professional to view a patient's digestive tract nonsurgically. Available for some time for humans, it is now available for veterinary patients. Ohio State University (OSU) announced the availability of a novel endoscopy tool in the form of a 1½ cm pill that encloses a compact, high-resolution camera. Veterinarians can now fully analyze an animal’s gastrointestinal tract, using it. The announcement was made June 23. OSU’s Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) adopted the tool in 2015.

July 12, 2016

Common changes in aging felines documented

Cats reach the geriatric life stage at the age of 15, but it is not unusual for them to live to late teens and even into their 20s, notes International Cat Care, a U.K. based nonprofit formerly known as the Feline Advisory Bureau. Given their long lives, what does healthy aging for a cat look like? A group of experts sought to define that. The July issue of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS) is devoted to feline healthy aging.

January 12, 2016

First feline NLA endoscopy and stenting successful

A new, minimally invasive approach to nasolacrimal obstructions has shown promise in equine and canine patients, but until recently, had not been performed successfully in a feline patient. That is no longer the case. On Jan. 6, the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) announced the success of a surgery to permanently reopen the left eye duct of an eight-year-old female domestic shorthair cat by removing obstructions and temporarily stenting the left nasolacrimal passage.

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