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Clinician's brief
Volume 19 | Issue 8 (Nov-Dec 2021)

Top 5 Goals for Management of Diabetes Mellitus

Clin Brief. Nov-Dec 2021;19(8):. 38 Refs
Thomas Schermerhorn1
1 College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA.

Author Abstract

Diabetic patients require multiple special considerations. See how your treatment strategies compare with this expert's top 5 management goals of treatment for dogs and cats.

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Effect of age, sex, and body size on the blood biochemistry and physiological constants of dogs from 4 wk. to > 52 wk. of age.
The results of this study showed that ALT, total protein, albumin, globulin, urea, creatinine, and body temperature levels were lower in puppies than in adult dogs, while the enzymatic activity of ALP, LDH, glucose concentration, and heart rate were higher. Whereas sex, body size, and the interaction did not show a significant effect.
Dog bite wounds in cats: a retrospective study of 72 cases.
The study included 72 cats diagnosed with canine bite wounds (with the dog attacks having been witnessed). Seventy-one percent of cats suffered multiple injuries, and there was a significant association between the number of injured body areas and survival, and between severity of injury and survival. Fifty percent of cats were treated conservatively, 32% by local surgical debridement, and 18% of cats required an exploratory procedure. Fifty-seven cats (79%) survived to discharge.
Clinical Efficacy and Safety of Malarone®, Azithromycin and Artesunate Combination for Treatment of Babesia gibsoni in Naturally Infected Dogs.
The dogs received combined therapy with Malarone (13.5 mg/kg PO q24 h), azithromycin (10 mg/kg PO q24 h), and artesunate (12.5 mg/kg PO q24 h) for 10 days. The combined treatment improved hematology and biochemical parameters to the reference range gradually during the first 14 days, resulting in stable values until day 56 after treatment. No clinically apparent adverse effects were reported during treatment and monitoring. No relapses of parasitemia were detected in control days 180, 360, 540, and 720 in all dogs.
Guide to radiation therapy use in companion animals
Many owners that receive a cancer diagnosis for their pet never get to consult with a veterinary oncologist, and so it is important that clinicians involved in cancer diagnosis or treatment (whether a general practitioner, internal medicine clinician, surgical specialist, or neurologist) have a basic understanding of the equipment used, the basic mechanism of action, the indications, as well as the expected side effects of RT.
Xanthinuria secondary to allopurinol treatment in dogs with leishmaniosis: Current perspectives of the Iberian veterinary community.
Of two-hundred and thirty respondents, 99.6% prescribe allopurinol for canine leishmaniosis. Xanthinuria was estimated to happen in less than one out of every four dogs by 91.7% of the clinicians. Three out of every four respondents inform owners about deleterious effects of allopurinol, and 28.4% consider implementing a change in diet in advance of treatment as a proactive measure. When xanthinuria is detected, 43.2% of the respondents discontinue allopurinol, 24% replace it by nucleotide-analogs, 14.9% reduce its dosage, and 3.1% split its dosage but increase administration frequency.

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