Hyperthyroidism is not a risk factor for subclinical bacteriuria in cats: A prospective cohort study

Source: https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.15769 Subclinical bacteriuria is the presence of bacteria in urine with no clinical evidence of urinary tract infection (UTI). Some previous studies indicated that hyperthyroid cats are susceptible to UTIs (mostly subclinical) with prevalence rates of 12%-22%. As a result, many clinicians would recommend urine culture when evaluating hyperthyroid cats. To determine the true…

Lameness, Generalised Myopathy and Myalgia in an Adult Cat with Toxoplasmosis- Abstract Butts DR, Langley-Hobbs SJ.

Source: JFMS Open Rep. 2020 Mar 13;6(1):2055116920909668. doi: 10.1177/2055116920909668.   A 2-year-old female neutered domestic shorthair cat presented with an 18-month history of intermittent lameness on all four limbs. The cat was markedly lame on all four limbs. Physical examination detected pain on palpation of the calcaneus bone and Achilles tendon bilaterally, and general resentment…

Generalized Alopecia with Vasculitis-Like Changes in a Dog with Babesiosis- Abstract Tasaki Y, Miura N, Iyori K, Nishifuji K, Endo Y, Momoi Y. J

Source: Vet Med Sci. 2013 Oct;75(10):1367-9. doi: 10.1292/jvms.12-0482.   A 12-year-old, intact female Satsuma dog was referred to the Kagoshima University Veterinary Teaching Hospital due to skin lesions. Clinical symptoms include erythema, crusts and desquamation on the truck, papules and erosions in the pinnae, and multiple areas of skin necrosis on the right forelimb. Treatment…

Cortisol: A Short Review

Maigan Espinili Maruquin   The well- being of animal can be monitored from stress levels, which is related to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis activity (Möstl and Palme 2002, Salaberger, Millard et al. 2016). Elevation of glucocorticoid concentrations are observed in stressful situations (Salaberger, Millard et al. 2016). https://bluepearlvet.com/medical-articles-for-pet-owners/addisons-disease-in-dogs/ Fig. 01. Location of Adrenal glands which…

Direct detection of Ehrlichia canis by PCR in the conjunctiva of a dog with bilateral anterior uveitis-abstract

L Walser-Reinhard, D Schaarschmidt-Kiener, J L Forster, F Matheis, B Spiess DOI: 10.1024/0036-7281/a000318   A one-year-old Maltese dog imported from Brazil was presented because of anorexia, dehydration, fever and palpable mandibular lymph nodes. The dog developed clinical signs of bilateral blepharospasm, photophobia and anterior uveitis a few days later. Monocytic ehrlichiosis was diagnosed by positive…

Leptospirosis and immune-mediated hemolytic anemia: A lethal association

Tommaso Furlanello* and Ida Reale   Vet Res Forum. 2019 Summer; 10(3): 261–265. Published online 2019 Sep 15. doi: 10.30466/vrf.2019.99876.2385   An eight-year old crossbreed dog was referred to San Marco Veterinary Clinic with a history of acute illness presenting a severe hemolytic anemia, and intense icterus most likely immune-mediated condition. Circulating antibodies against red blood…

The Importance of AGP in FIP Diagnosis: An Overview

Maigan Espinili Maruquin The Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) The coronaviruses are enveloped, positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses with non-segmented genomes of around 30,000 nucleotides in length (Tasker 2018)( Siddell SG, 1995). The feline coronavirus (FCoV) has two pathotypes distinguished by their biological behavior. The highly prevalent feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) is highly contagious with transmission from…