Dominic J. Marino

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A method for foramen magnum decompression (FMD) in dogs with caudal occipital malformation syndrome (COMS) and results for 16 dogs are described. In brief, a dorsal approach to the caudal portion of the occiput and arch of the atlas was made, and a high-speed drill was used to remove a portion of the occiput in the region of the foramen magnum and the(More)
Medical records of 117 dogs with digit masses were reviewed. Of 124 digit masses, 76 (61%) were malignant neoplasms, 25 (20%) were benign neoplasms, and 23 (19%) were pyogranulomatous inflammation. Of 29 digits with radiographic evidence of bone lysis, 24 (83%) were affected by malignant masses, whereas only 5 of 29 (17%) digits with radiographic evidence(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the surgical technique using power-assisted femoral preparation and clinical outcome in 41 dogs and 2 cats surgically treated with the micro total hip prosthesis. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series ANIMALS Dogs (n = 41) and 2 cats METHODS Medical records (January 2007-March 2010) of dogs and cats that had MicroTHR were(More)
OBJECTIVE To objectively describe morphometric features of the craniocervical junction region of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (CKCSs) and non-CKCS dogs with suspected Chiari-like malformation (CLM) and identify associations between these features and the presence of other malformations in this region. ANIMALS 216 CKCSs and 58 non-CKCS dogs. PROCEDURES(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the short-term clinical outcome of nano total hip replacement (NanoTHR) in dogs. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS Dogs (n = 12). METHODS Medical records (2009-2011) of dogs that had nano-THR were reviewed for signalment, weight, clinical signs, side, age, prosthesis sizes, concurrent surgeries performed,(More)
The stifle joint, a common location for lameness in dogs, is a complex arrangement of osseous, articular, fibrocartilaginous, and ligamentous structures. The small size of its component structures, restricted joint space, and its intricate composition make successful diagnostic imaging a challenge. Different tissue types and their superimposition limit(More)
OBJECTIVE To: (1) determine the success of medical infrared imaging (MII) in identifying dogs with TLIVDD, (2) compare MII localization with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results and surgical findings, and (3) determine if the MII pattern returns to that of normal dogs 10 weeks after decompression surgery. STUDY DESIGN Prospective case series. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the capability of thermography for differentiation between normal stifles and those with cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture in dogs, initially with a full hair coat and 1 hour after clipping the hair coat. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS Labrador Retrievers (n=6) with normal stifle joints (controls) and adult dogs(More)
Fifty dogs undergoing splenectomy for splenic masses (n = 40), torsion of the splenic pedicle (n = 5), and immune-mediated disease (n = 5) were evaluated preoperatively and and postoperatively for ventricular arrhythmias and the relationship between ventricular arrhythmia splenic disease. The ability of 1-minute electrocardiograms recorded every 6 hours(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if computed tomographic (CT) measurement of radio-ulnar congruence (RUC) is affected by limb position. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. ANIMALS Labrador Retrievers (n=10). METHODS Each dog had both elbows imaged in neutral, supination, and pronation positions using helical CT acquisition, at 1 mm increments, in a transverse(More)