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A 1-month-old calf was unable to use its right pelvic limb because of rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament. The ligament was replaced with a wedge of bone from the cranial one-third of the patella and the attached portion of the middle patellar tendon. Postoperative complications limited function of the joint.
Surgical procedures for resection and transection of the descending colon in the guinea pig were studied. Wedge resection with removal of less than 1 cm diameter of tissue resulted in an 80% (8 of 10 guinea pigs) survival rate. Colonic transection with restorative anastomosis, either end-to-end or side-to-side, resulted in a 94% (35 of 37 guinea pigs) death… (More)
The effects of the modified Heller's esophagomyotomy on function of the lower esophageal sphincter in the dog were studied. In normal dogs, this surgical procedure produced a les competent lower esophageal sphincter that still maintained the ability to prevent esophageal reflux.
External fixation, with coaptation or Kirschner-Ehmer splints, is a viable treatment for many fractures in captive and wild birds. Important considerations in selecting a device are the weight and size of the device, location of the fracture relative to joints, and prognosis associated with location of the fracture(s). A variety of materials, not limited to… (More)
Total colectomy with end-to-end ileorectal anastomosis was performed in eight healthy adult cats. Hydration status, body weight, attitude, appetite, and stool consistency were monitored for 24 weeks. Ileal water absorption was determined at weeks 1, 6, 12, 18, and 24 using the double-lumen catheter intestinal perfusion technique with polyethylene glycol as… (More)
Balloon valvuloplasty was performed on two dogs with pulmonic valve stenosis. Immediately following balloon valvuloplasty, peak right ventricular systolic pressure declined from 92 to 44 mm Hg in the first dog and from 108 to 46 mm Hg in the second dog. The peak systolic pressure gradient across the pulmonic valve declined from 60 to 12 mm Hg in the first… (More)
Amikacin sulfate, an aminoglycoside antibiotic, was used successfully to treat a case of severe Pseudomonas cellulitus in an Amazon parrot. Side effects of polyuria and polydipsia occurred, but resolved without treatment 3 weeks after the antibiotic regimen. Amikacin sulfate was given at a dosage of 0.04 mg/g of body weight, IM, twice a day, based on… (More)
This report provides a general overview of the pathobiology of neoplasia, and an update on the clinicopathological manifestations of lymphosarcoma, mastocytoma, histiocytoma, melanoma, sarcoid and circumanal gland tumors in domestic animals. Neoplasia represents a continuum of events from reversible hyperplasia to irreversible and pathological changes in… (More)