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Feline IBD v Alimentary Lymphoma: Tips for Diagnosis & Management

Chronic intestinal diseases are often associated with a different clinical presentation in cats. They may share a very non-specific set of clinical signs with a variety of other diseases. Once the process has been localized to the intestinal tract, distinguishing idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL) is often challenging, particularly in middle-aged to older cats. Lymphoma (LSA) is one of the most commonly occurring cancers in cats....

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Applying the 2016 AAHA Oncology Guidelines to the Management of Soft Tissue Sarcomas in Dogs

Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) arise from mesenchymal tissues, frequently occurring on the limbs and trunk. Although they can be classified as a group based on their locally invasive behavior, not all STS behave the same. Therefore, a clear understanding of the principles of diagnosis, staging and treatment for this common tumor type is essential to their proper management.After completing this Web conference, participants will:Understand the principles of resection of cancerous masses and the...

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Honoring the Bond: When Cancer Threatens

Unlike other medical professions, veterinary medicine offers the opportunity to enrich both the lives of the pet and the owner. This session examines how cancer is especially challenging to the human-animal bond and what practitioners can do to provide compassionate care.Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual...

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Clinical Snapshot: Equine Lymphoma

Case PresentationA 12-year-old, 464-kg (1020.8-lb), castrated Quarter horse presented to the University of Illinois Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for euthanasia and necropsy. The horse had a 10-day history of an enlarged abdomen, preputial edema, and weight loss. On physical examination, the horse had ventral edema, labored breathing, sunken eyes, and a prolonged skin tent time that suggested 6% to 8% dehydration. The horse’s body condition score was 4/9, with loss of epaxial and gluteal...

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2016 AAHA Oncology Guidelines for Dogs and Cats* (Veterinary Practice Guidelines)

AbstractAll companion animal practices will be presented with oncology cases on a regular basis, making diagnosis and treatment of cancer an essential part of comprehensive primary care. Because each oncology case is medically unique, these guidelines recommend a patient-specific approach consisting of the following components: diagnosis, staging, therapeutic intervention, provisions for patient and personnel safety in handling chemotherapy agents, referral to an oncology specialty practice...

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Canine Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Soft Tissue Sarcoma: An Evidence-Based Review of Case Management (Review Article)

Canine cutaneous and subcutaneous soft tissue sarcomas (STS) account for 20.3% of malignant neoplasms of the skin. This article makes recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up in dogs with STS, using evidence-based medicine concepts. Although our review of the literature on the management of canine STS found many of the studies to be less than rigorous, board-certified specialists in internal medicine, surgery, pathology, oncology, and radiation oncology were able to make...

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2016 AAHA Oncology Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

AbstractAll companion animal practices will be presented with oncology cases on a regular basis, making diagnosis and treatment of cancer an essential part of comprehensive primary care. Because each oncology case is medically unique, these guidelines recommend a patient-specific approach consisting of the following components: diagnosis, staging, therapeutic intervention, provisions for patient and personnel safety in handling chemotherapy agents, referral to an oncology specialty practice...

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Canine Osteosarcoma Treated by Post-Amputation Sequential Accelerated Doxorubicin and Carboplatin Chemotherapy: 38 Cases (Retrospective Study)

AbstractCanine appendicular osteosarcoma is an important clinical problem in veterinary medicine. Current standard therapy includes amputation followed by chemotherapy, which improves outcomes; however the percentage of long-term survival is still relatively low at 15–20%. Established prognostic factors include serum alkaline phosphatase level, histologic grade, and lymphocyte and monocyte counts. We used a protocol with shorter inter-treatment intervals than standard, but which we expected...

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Clinical Snapshot: Dripping Fluid From the Prepuce of a Paint Horse

Case PresentationA 25-year-old, castrated Paint horse presented with a 1-day history of dripping red fluid from its prepuce. On physical examination, the horse had red-tinged fluid oozing from the preputial orifice. On closer examination, an ulcerated mass, 12 cm in diameter, was identified on the tip of the penis. The distal end of the penis was surgically amputated, and the mass was submitted for histopathologic examination (FIGURE 1).Answers and Explanations1. Grossly, the mass had an...

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