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BACKGROUND Propofol is associated with a high incidence of injection pain in children, even if given together with lidocaine. A new lipid formulation of etomidate (Etomidate-Lipuro) has been found in adults to cause very little discomfort during i.v. injection. The aim of the present prospective, double-blind, randomized trial was to compare the incidence(More)
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) is associated with high mortality rates in dogs, which may be a consequence of late recognition using traditional diagnostic tests. Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) is a protein-induced during kidney injury that may identify AKI earlier than traditional tests. OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To evaluate urinary(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of pancreatitis in dogs is complicated by extrapancreatic disorders that can alter the results of laboratory tests. Extrapancreatic disorders can also affect the diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). The effects of acute kidney injury (AKI) on pancreas-specific lipase activity (Spec cPL(®) Test), serum lipase activity(More)
A 3-year-old male castrated golden retriever was presented to the University of California-Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (UCD VMTH) for evaluation of urinary incontinence. The dog had a history of urinary incontinence since 6 weeks of age; however , the incontinence had worsened during the 3 months before initial presentation to the UCD VMTH.(More)
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