Bartonella henselae: An Infectious Pathogen among Cats

Maigan Espinili Maruquin I. Characteristics / Epidemiology  The Bartonella spp. have wide distribution worldwide wherein antibody prevalence in cats which ranged from 8–53% was recorded in Europe (Pennisi, Marsilio et al. 2013, Zangwill 2013) while approximately 5-80% of cats worldwide were recorded of serological evidence on exposure to this bacteria (Guptill 2012). They cause wide…

Feline Pancreatic Lipase (fPL)

Andy Pachikerl, Ph.D   Introduction Pancreatitis appears to be a common disease in cats,1 yet it remains frustratingly difficult to establish a clinical diagnosis with certainty. Clinicians must rely on a combination of compatible clinical findings, serum feline pancreatic lipase (fPL) measurement, and ultrasonographic changes in the pancreas to make an antemortem diagnosis, yet each…

Concurrent with T-zone lymphoma and high-grade gastrointestinal cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma in a dog

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5402196/   A 9-year-old, spayed female Golden Retriever dog showed lymphocytosis and lymphadenopathy, secondary to suspected chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Small-to-intermediate lymphocytes were observed from the cytological examination of the right popliteal lymph node via a fine-needle aspirate. The dog was suspected to have a low-grade lymphoma based on the finding of cytology. Also,…

Revert back to pre-pandemic heartworm practices

As practices resume routine wellness checks, veterinarians should ensure patients are protected from parasites, AHS says While the COVID pandemic is not yet over, for veterinarians, it continues to be “business as usual” for heartworm prevention. This is according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), which has updated recommendations regarding heartworm management amidst the pandemic.…

Breed-related disease: Thai Cat

The Thai Cat is an old, but recently recognized breed that is related to the Siamese cat originated in Thailand, where it is actually referred to as the Wichien-Maat, which translates to “moon diamond.” This breed is also commonly referred to as the Traditional, or Old-Style, Siamese. In the 1800s, the first Wichien-Maat cats arrived…

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Joint lubricant could signal canine OA

Heightened levels of lubricin might be a warning sign of joint disease   October 15, 2020 Canine and human osteoarthritis (OA) might soon see improved diagnostics and treatment methods. A newly published interdisciplinary study out of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) says heightened levels of lubricin, the protein that lubricates joints and is…