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  • Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Open link in new window
    3/13/2019
    Diethylstilbestrol (DES) has only one primary use: treating sphincter tone incontinence in female dogs. DES is used at extremely low doses to avoid the toxicity issues that have been a problem for estrogen derivative medications.
  • Acepromazine (PromAce) Open link in new window
    3/12/2019
    Although acepromazine has several actions that might be useful, it is mostly used as a tranquilizer.
  • Amputation is Preferable to Continued Pain Open link in new window
    3/11/2019
    A letter from a veterinarian points out that amputation is far better than continued pain or euthanasia.
  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) Open link in new window
    3/8/2019
    Because of its ability to kill rapidly dividing cells, cyclophosphamide has been used most successfully in treating cancer and immune mediated disease.
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    3/6/2019
    Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the most common acquired heart diseases in dogs. DCM is a disease of the heart muscle.
  • Rat Poison (Bromethalin-Based) in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    3/6/2019
    The traditional anticoagulant rodenticides had an antidote in case of accidental poisoning, but there is no antidote to bromethalin, and bromethalin products are tasty to dogs and cats.
  • Coffin Bone Tumor in a Horse Open link in new window
    3/6/2019
    A keratoma is a benign tumor that develops from the inner hoof wall and is located between the hoof wall and the bone.
  • Understanding a Horse’s Mind Open link in new window
    3/6/2019
    Horses are the most perceptive of all domestic animals because if they are going to stay alive in the wild, they have to know when to run. 
  • Electrolytes in Calves Open link in new window
    3/6/2019
    All electrolyte solutions are not equal.
  • Intestinal Parasite Egg Shedding in Horses Open link in new window
    3/6/2019
    Fecal egg per gram counts are consistent over time and only need be repeated frequently in young horses.

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