Clayton Mackay

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Careful assessment of nutritional needs of dogs and cats must be taken into consideration in order to maintain optimum health, be part of a treatment regimen for a diseased state, or to maximize the quality of life in all animals. Therefore, the goal of these WSAVA Guidelines is that a nutritional assessment and specific nutritional recommendation be made(More)
All animals that are to be killed, whether for food, for humane reasons, or because they are homeless, must receive a quick and painless death. In some smaller communities, veterinary or humane society expertise may not be readily available to humanely kill stray and unwanted animals. An alternative that provides for a humane death for the animal is by(More)
Twenty-six healthy mixed-breed dogs (25 to 35 kg) underwent hypothermic (27 C) cardiopulmonary bypass. The heart was arrested with cold (4 C) cardioplegic solution, and left ventriculostomy performed. Postoperative mortality was 11.5% (3/26). Two deaths were attributable to ventricular fibrillation the night after surgery, and one death 2 weeks later was(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare axillary brachial plexus block and Bier's block as methods of providing upper limb anaesthesia. METHODS Axillary brachial plexus or Bier's blocks were performed on all patients requiring upper limb anaesthesia in a three month period. For Bier's block, a single cuff tourniquet and 3 mg/kg 0.5% prilocaine were used. For axillary plexus(More)
Although endocardial excision and encircling endocardial ventriculotomy are being performed in patients with extensive triple-vessel disease and compromised ventricular function, long-term effects of the operative intervention on structure and function of the left ventricle have not been determined. These procedures were performed in healthy dogs in three(More)