Gabrielle J Monteith

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OBJECTIVE To establish the reference ranges for motor evoked potential (MEP) latency and amplitude in clinically normal Doberman Pinschers, compare the MEPs of Doberman Pinschers with and without clinical signs of cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM; wobbler syndrome), and determine whether MEP data correlate with neurologic or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess survival times in dogs that received palliative radiation therapy (RT) alone, and in combination with chemotherapy, pamidronate, or both for primary appendicular bone tumors and determine whether the addition of these adjunctive therapies affects survival. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS Dogs (n = 50) with primary(More)
The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate the presence of concurrent splenic and cardiac hemangiosarcoma (HSA). Dogs were divided into two groups: group 1 included 23 dogs with splenic HSA, and group 2 included 31 dogs with a cardiac HSA. All dogs were fully assessed for metastasis with thoracic radiography, abdominal and/or cardiac(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare surgical and oncologic outcome in dogs with osteosarcoma (OSA) of the distal aspect of the radius treated with limb-sparing surgery, using either a cortical allograft or endoprosthesis, and postoperative chemotherapy; and to evaluate predictive factors for outcome. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. ANIMALS Dogs (n = 20) with(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) contamination rate of white coats (WC) and surgical scrubs (SS) worn by personnel at the Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre (OVCHSC) and to identify risk factors associated with clothing contamination.(More)
The recommended treatment for soft tissue sarcomas (STS) and mast cell tumors (MCT) is complete surgical removal, provided that the tumor is amenable to surgical excision. The objective of this study was to evaluate possible risk factors for incomplete surgical excision of skin and subcutaneous STS and MCT in 100 dogs treated with wide excision with(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare outcomes and survival times for dogs with cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM; wobbler syndrome) treated medically or surgically. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 104 dogs. PROCEDURES Medical records of dogs were included if the diagnosis of CSM had been made on the basis of results of diagnostic imaging and follow-up(More)
This study was designed to evaluate whether Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain GG (LGG), an extensively studied probiotic organism in humans, can colonize the intestines of adult horses and foals. Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain GG was administered to adult horses at doses of 1 x 10(9) CFU/50kg bodyweight (BW)/day (group 1, 7 horses), 1 x 10(10) colony forming(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and toxic effects of epirubicin for the adjuvant treatment of dogs with splenic hemangiosarcoma and identify prognostic factors. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 59 client-owned dogs that underwent splenectomy for splenic hemangiosarcoma treated with or without epirubicin. PROCEDURES Medical records were(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify and characterize motilin receptors in equine duodenum, jejunum, cecum, and large colon and to determine whether erythromycin lactobionate competes with porcine motilin for binding to these receptors. SAMPLE POPULATION Specimens of various segments of the intestinal tracts of 4 adult horses euthanatized for reasons unrelated to(More)