Veterinary Radiologist Performs Laser Disc Ablation Surgery At Oklahoma State University
In the Vet Teams IRL series, we meet Ann Thelusma, a veterinary assistant and pre-vet student who works in the surgery department at Philadelphia Animal Specialty and Emergency.
New Approach Taken to Fix Limb Deformities
An assortment of correct dental surgical instruments is essential for adequate dental care.
Feline hyperthyroidism (FHT), also called thyrotoxicosis, affects mostly middle-aged and older cats. It is caused by increased production of thyroid hormones from enlarged thyroid glands in the cat's neck, according to Cornell University. A new set of guidelines and related client materials hopes to better treat this disease. On May 3, the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) published “The Guidelines for the Management of Feline Hyperthyroidism” (Guidelines) in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
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.
Veterinary, Human Doctors Implant Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device in Gorilla
Open-heart mitral valve repair on dogs is a tricky procedure at best, and the usual success rate is 60% to 75%, depending on the dog’s size, age, heart status, and overall health at the time of surgery. Japanese cardiologist Masami Uechi, DVM, can boast a success rate of 90%. Soon, he'll be teaching US veterinarians how he does it.
The University of Florida's College of Dentistry and College of Veterinary Medicine teamed up for the first time to successfully help a stray cat who had a large hole in the roof of his mouth and was headed for euthanization.