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March 08, 2016

Artificial ureter implanted in kitten will test device’s longevity

Subcutaneous ureteral bypasses (SUB) have been performed in adult canines and felines but not in younger patients, a spokesperson at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), told NEWStat. Because of that, the longevity of the device has never been an issue. Until now. On March 3, UC Davis announced the successful implant of a SUB in a 17-week-old spayed female sphinx. Given the age of the patient, time will tell if the device will remain effective.

January 20, 2016

Levetiracetam shows promise for treatment of FARS in cats

Feline audiogenic reflex seizures (FARS) is a problem for older cats, and include myoclonic seizures in response to certain high-pitched sounds. Avoiding the high-pitched sounds is one solution. Another is suggested by a recent study. Researchers from Davies Veterinary Group and the University College London (UCL) School of Pharmacy in the United Kingdom compared the effects of levetiracetam, a relatively novel medication, with the much older first generation drug phenobarbital. The researchers concluded that levetiracetam was more effective for treating cats with hallmark myoclonic seizures. The study was published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery on Dec. 21.

June 26, 2014

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy a promising treatment for dogs with enlarged prostates

Researchers from the University of Bari, Italy have reportedly discovered an effective method of treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in dogs that doesn't involve surgery or drugs. Their study, published online in The Prostate and scheduled to appear in print in August, details their use of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) to treat dogs with enlarge prostates.

March 04, 2021

Button up that kitty-cat

Everyone’s seen the photos, but not everyone knows the whole story. Read on . . . 

March 10, 2015

Researchers use scent-trained dogs to detect thyroid cancer

Researchers from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) presented findings at the Endocrine Society's ENDO 2015 conference March 6 in San Diego showing nearly 90% accuracy using scent-trained dogs to detect thyroid cancer.

November 21, 2019

TRENDS IN YOUR INBOX: Greatness from the Ground Up: 2019 AAHA-Accredited Referral Practice of the Year

Each month in NEWStat , we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.  Pet Specialists of Monterey owner and founder Greg Marsolais, DVM, MS, DACVS, knew he wanted to open a referral hospital that adhered to the highest standards of veterinary excellence. So he built it from the ground up to be an AAHA-class referral hospital. Their strict adherence to AAHA principles is one of the reasons Pet Specialists of Monterey was named the 2019 AAHA-Accredited Referral Practice of the Year.

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