John Whitehair

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Seventy dogs were included in a randomized, controlled, multicenter trial to test the efficacy of carprofen (2.2 mg/kg of body weight, PO, q 12 h) for relief of clinical signs associated with osteoarthritis. Thirty-six dogs received carprofen, and 34 received a placebo. Response of the dogs was evaluated by comparing results of force plate examination and a(More)
Data from 10,769 dogs with rupture of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) were compared with data from a control population of 591,548 dogs to determine whether age, breed, gender, or body weight was associated with prevalence of CCL rupture. Prevalence of CCL rupture increased as dogs became older, with peak prevalence in dogs 7 to 10 years old. Among(More)
A spindle cell sarcoma involving the left kidney was diagnosed in a 14-year-old male Basenji. Radiography and ultrasonography were used to define the extent and location of the mass. Metastatic disease was not detected. An 8 x 5-cm mass, involving the left kidney, was resected by performing nephroureterectomy. Signs of metastasis were not detected at 3 and(More)
To determine the accuracy of intraoperative cytopathological diagnosis compared with conventional histopathological diagnosis, the authors obtained 100 specimens from masses of various organ systems chosen randomly from 65 dogs, 30 cats, and five exotic animals. Of the 100 specimens, a specific diagnosis was obtained in 42%, the correct pathological process(More)
A llama, a miniature horse, and a miniature donkey with severe bilateral congenital flexural deformities of the metacarpophalangeal and metatarsophalangeal joints were treated successfully by arthrodesis with dynamic compression plating or external skeletal fixation. The flexor tendons were more taut than the suspensory ligaments and were transected. In the(More)
The accuracy of diagnoses based on examination of frozen sections was determined by comparing the results to those obtained by examination of tissues prepared using conventional methods (formalin fixation, paraffin-embedded tissue). One hundred ninety-four specimens were examined using the frozen section technique; 37 were examined to confirm a tentative(More)
Stewart used physicochemical principles of aqueous solutions to develop an understanding of variables that control hydrogen ion concentration (H+) in body fluids. He proposed that H+ concentration in body fluids was determined by PCO2, strong ion difference (SID = sum of strong positive ion concentrations minus the sum of the strong anion concentrations)(More)
BACKGROUND Ultraprofound hypothermia may have a place in trauma rescue and resuscitation. We describe resuscitation of dogs after asanguineous perfusion and circulatory arrest of 2 hours at 2 degrees to 4 degrees C. METHODS Nine dogs were cooled using a bypass apparatus and their circulating blood replaced with bicarbonated Hextend (Abbott, North Chicago,(More)
Fractures of the radius and ulna are common in the dog and cat. If treated inappropriately, complications may result. These include delayed union, nonunion, malunion, and growth deformities. ESF is a versatile method of fixation for fractures of the radius and ulna. Types that are applicable range from the simple type I to the complex type III fixator. In(More)
The most common indications for the use of ESF in femoral fractures are closed transverse, short oblique, and minimally comminuted fractures in the central one third of the bone. External skeletal fixation is usually used in combination with IM pins and wiring techniques. During the process of open reduction and internal fixation, the surgeon should strive(More)
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