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Clinician's brief
Volume 19 | Issue 4 (June 2021)

Top 5 Fine-Needle Biopsy Sample Collection & Handling Errors

Clin Brief. June 2021;19(4):. 8 Refs
Isabelle Soga1, Lisa M Pohlman
1 College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA.

Author Abstract

Fine-needle biopsy is an important diagnostic tool, but collection errors can result in nondiagnostic samples. Learn 5 common sampling errors and how to avoid them.

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Parvovirus enteritis and other risk factors associated with persistent gastrointestinal signs in dogs later in life: a retrospective cohort study.
The prevalence of persistent GI signs was significantly higher in post-parvo dogs compared to control dogs (57% vs 25%). Markers of disease severity at the time of hospital admission such as neutropenia, low body temperature (BT), and treatment with an antiemetic medication (metoclopramide) were significant risk factors for persistent GI signs in post-parvo dogs.
How Serious Are Health-Related Welfare Problems in Unowned Unsocialised Domestic Cats? A Study from Denmark Based on 598 Necropsies.
More than 83% of the cats had no major finding, and 54% had no finding indicating a welfare issue at all. More than 83% of the cats had a body condition within normal range. Only 0.3% were emaciated. The most common finding was infestation with ectoparasites, with 15.9% infected with lice, 12.3% with fleas, 4.7% with ticks, and 6.7% with ear mites. FIV and FeLV were detected in 9.2% and 1.2% of the cases, respectively.
Surgical repair of a full-thickness ear pinna defect in a horse
A 5-year-old gelding used for showing was presented for surgical repair of a full-thickness 15 mm diameter defect in the right pinna, which had occurred as a delayed complication following laser excision of a sarcoid.
Comprehensive analysis of retracted journal articles in the field of veterinary medicine and animal health.
Two-hundred-forty-two articles retracted between 1993 and 2019 were included in the study. Over this period, the estimated rate of retraction increased from 0.03/1000 to 1.07/1000 veterinary articles. Median time from publication to retraction was 478 days (range 0-3653 days). Veterinary journals had disproportionately more retractions than nonveterinary journals. Authors/groups with =2 retractions accounted for 37.2% of retractions. Authors were affiliated with a faculty of veterinary medicine in 59.1% of retracted articles.
Managing Reproduction Emergencies in the Field: Part 2: Parturient and Periparturient Conditions.
Selected conditions affecting broodmares are discussed, including arterial rupture, dystocia, foal support with ex utero intrapartum treatment, uterine prolapse, postpartum colic, the metritis/sepsis/systemic inflammatory response syndrome complex, and retained fetal membranes.

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