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  • Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Open link in new window
    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
    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
    A letter from a veterinarian points out that amputation is far better than continued pain or euthanasia.
  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) Open link in new window
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    All electrolyte solutions are not equal.
  • Intestinal Parasite Egg Shedding in Horses Open link in new window
    Fecal egg per gram counts are consistent over time and only need be repeated frequently in young horses.

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