Brain Teaser: Can you solve this puzzle?
April 29, 2019Presentation Mass at the tip of the penis of a two-year-old Yorkshire. Challenge 1) Name two differential diagnoses if the mass is benign. 2) Name at least three differential diagnoses if the mass is malignant. 3) What is the “conservative” treatment (assume a benign tumor or a resectable tumor)? 4) What is the “radical” treatment (assume a malignant or non resectable tumor)? Check the answers on the next page.
Bayer, adivo to develop therapeutic antibodies
April 17, 2019Bayer Animal Health and adivo have signed an agreement to develop therapeutic antibodies for companion animals. The collaboration may be good news for veterinary medicine. Although the use of therapeutic antibodies is not widespread, they offer a variety of healing options for diseases that still cannot be treated with current technology. “Today’s agreement is another example of how we realize our innovation strategy,” says Douglas Hutchens, DVM, PhD, Bayer Animal Health’s head of drug …
Diagnosing and preventing West Nile virus
March 26, 2019Although it does not dominate the equine health headlines in the same manner it did nearly two decades ago, West Nile virus (WNV) is an ever-present threat, and one about which veterinarians should remind horse owners to be vigilant. For example, last year, health officials confirmed 31 cases of WNV in Ohio, which was more than twice as many cases than in 2017. Even in California, with its arid climate, approximately 20 cases per …