What’s Your Interpretation?

By Jason Crawford, DVM, DACVR “Nube” is a 16 year old spayed female DSH that presented to the emergency department after the owners were out of town for four days, and returned home to find “Nube” hunched over with difficulty using her rear limbs.  On physical examination, there was lumbar spinal pain and decreased rear […]... READ MORE

A Case with an Unusual Twist – Minimally Invasive Testicular Torsion Surgery

Steven Neihaus, DVM, Diplomate ACVS Wrigley, a 5 month old male Golden Retriever mix, presented to the CVESC emergency room for vomiting, lethargy, panting and generalized discomfort over a 24 hour period. Physical exam was normal except for a painful abdomen and cryptorchid right testicle. Abdominal radiographs were taken and showed gastric and small intestinal […]... READ MORE

Evaluation of a Collagenase Generated Osteoarthritis Biomarker in the Synovial Fluid from Elbow Joints of Dogs with Medial Coronoid Disease and Unaffected Dogs

Adam Prink, DVM, Key Hayashi, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Sun-Young Kim, DVM, MS, James Kim, DVM and Amy Kapatkin, DVM, MS, DACVS Introduction Canine elbow dysplasia is a term used to describe a group of lesions primarily comprised of ununited anconeal process, osteochondrosis and fragmentation of the medial portion of the coronoid process.1 Of these, fragmentation of the medial […]... READ MORE

Physical Rehabilitation for Geriatric and Obese Patients

Kevin Jones, DVM, CCRP Geriatric dogs and cats are a part of every general and specialty companion animal practice across the United States. Each patient has specific requirements to maintain his/her body in optimal condition. Having a healthy Body Condition Score (BCS) and a regular exercise routine is essential for these pets for increased longevity, […]... READ MORE

Palliative Radiation Therapy

Jayme Looper, DVM, DACVR (Radiation Oncology) Chicago Veterinary Cancer Center Veterinary radiation oncology plays an integral role in the management of quality of life for many veterinary patients that have developed cancer, even when prognosis is poor for cure or long-term survival. Palliation of nonresectable or advanced cancers is an often overlooked capability of radiation […]... READ MORE

Tracheal Collapse: A Look Beyond Stenting

Arathi Vinayak, DVM, DACVS Tracheal collapse is flaccidity of the cartilage and subsequent collapse causing airway obstruction. Normal hyaline cartilage that makes up the trachea becomes replaced with fibrocartilage and collagen fibers with loss of the matrix that holds the cartilage together. This leads to loss of tracheal conformation and inability to maintain shape during […]... READ MORE

Double Ureters With Ureteral Ectopia in a Domestic Shorthair Cat

A 5-month-old domestic shorthair cat was presented for evaluation of urinary incontinence since birth. Excretory urography revealed dilated double ectopic ureters draining a hydronephrotic right kidney. Urine culture yielded a pure culture of Klebsiella pneumoniae. The cat was treated initially with bactericidal antibiotics, followed by right-sided nephroureterectomy. The surgery and antibiotic therapy led to complete […]... READ MORE

Canine Unicompartmental Elbow (CUE) – A novel treatment for medial compartment disease

Adam Prink, DVM, DACVS CANINE ELBOW dysplasia is a term used to describe a group of lesions primarily comprised of ununited anconeal process, osteochondrosis and fragmentation of the medial portion of the coronoid process. Of these, fragmentation of the medial portion of the coronoid process (FCP) is the most common, and is one of the […]... READ MORE

Chronic Degenerative Valve Disease

Michael Luethy, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) September 23, 2013 Chronic degenerative valve disease (CDVD), also known as myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve, endocardiosis, and warty valve disease; is the most common cause of CHF in the canine population. While well recognized as a severe problem of small breed dogs such as the Cavalier King Charles […]... READ MORE

Screening for Transitional Cell Carcinoma

Jaclyn Smith, DVM (Medical Oncology) Urinary bladder malignancies are overall rare, accounting for less than 2% of all reported cancers in dogs. However, transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) is by far the most common primary tumor found in the urinary bladder. Due to its highly invasive and metastatic nature, successful treatment with long-term survivals is uncommon. […]... READ MORE