Chad Weber Schmiedt

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CASE DESCRIPTION A 1.5-year-old mixed-breed dog was examined because of a 1-month history of anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. CLINICAL FINDINGS The dog was very thin on physical examination (body condition score, 3/9). Results of all diagnostic tests were within reference limits except intestinal thickening and lymphadenopathy were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether signalment, duration of hernia, clinical signs, contents of hernia, CBC and serum biochemical abnormalities, concurrent injuries, perioperative treatment and administration of analgesics, results of intraoperative anesthetic monitoring data, or level of training of the veterinarian performing the herniorrhaphy was associated(More)
A 100-microg hour(-1) transdermal fentanyl patch was applied to a 29-kg, 6-year-old, intact male mixed breed dog to help manage postoperative pain after total ear canal ablation and lateral bulla osteotomy. Two days later, the dog was found extremely sedated, and the reservoir of the transdermal patch was open. It was suspected that the dog ingested the(More)
The objective of this retrospective study is to report and analyse the incidence of and risk factors for post-transplant malignant neoplasia (PTMN) in feline renal transplant recipients (cases, n = 45) and compare incidence to a population of cats that did not receive a transplant (controls, n = 79). Information from the medical records of cases regarding(More)
OBJECTIVE To perform algometric readings in normal dogs in a design that would assess possible confounding factors. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS Skeletally mature spayed female, intact male and castrated male retriever or retriever mix dogs without orthopedic or neurologic disease (n = 19). METHODS Twelve common surgical sites were selected(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop, describe, and compare transdiaphragmatic (TD) and abdominal minimally invasive approaches to cisterna chyli (CC) ablation. STUDY DESIGN Experimental study. ANIMALS Adult dogs (n = 18; weighing, 19.0 ± 0.9 kg). METHODS With dogs in sternal recumbency, laparoscopic camera and instrument portals were established entirely within the(More)
The 2-kidney, 1-clip (2K1C) model has provided many insights into the pathogenesis of renovascular hypertension. However, studies using the 2K1C model often report low success rates of hypertension, with typical success rates of just 40-60%. We hypothesized that these low success rates are due to fundamental design flaws in the clips traditionally used in(More)
Parathyroid carcinoma (PTC) is rare in dogs and there is little information documenting its treatment and prognosis. The objective of this study was to describe the outcome of dogs with PTC treated with surgical excision. Medical records of 19 dogs undergoing surgical excision of PTC between 1990 and 2010 were reviewed retrospectively. Dogs were presented(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the use of vacuum-assisted peritoneal drainage (VAPD) in dogs and cats with septic peritonitis. DESIGN Retrospective descriptive study. SETTING University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. ANIMALS Six dogs and 2 cats with septic peritonitis. INTERVENTIONS Application of VAPD after abdominal exploration. MEASUREMENTS Pre- and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of 2 doses of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in an absorbable collagen sponge (rhBMP-2/ACS) on bone healing in dogs. ANIMALS 27 adult dogs. PROCEDURES Dogs underwent a mid-diaphyseal (1-mm) tibial osteotomy (stabilized with external skeletal fixation) and received an ACS containing 0.28 mg (0.2 mg/mL)(More)