Clinical News: Soft Tissue Surgery

Case report: Fungal Encephalitis in a Domestic Shorthair Cat

History A 10-year-old male, neutered, domestic short-haired cat had undergone investigations for a six month history of progressive weight loss and lethargy. The referring veterinarian’s blood tests had revealed basophilia; 0.45 (0.01-0.26) x109/L initially, which on repeat testing two weeks later, had resolved. However, at that time neutrophilia; 21.55 (1.48-10.29)x109/L and monocytosis; 0.85 (0.05-0.67)x109/L was […]

Case Report: Metatarsal Pad Necrosis secondary to Postoperative Dressing Complications in a Bassett Hound

    History A 12-month-old, entire, female Bassett Hound, body weight 23kg, presented for stabilisation of closed, left tibia and fibula fractures, sustained after jumping from the owner’s car. 

Review Article: The Use of Advanced Imaging in Veterinary Medicine.

In recent years, there have been significant strides in the development of and access to advanced imaging in veterinary medicine.  Techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and fluoroscopy were once the preserve of human medical establishments or research facilities.  However, several factors, namely: – a rising awareness amongst veterinarians and clients […]

Product Update: New form of Tissue Adhesive for Wound Closure in use at Downs Veterinary Referrals.

After extensive trials in both the human and veterinary referral fields a new method of wound closure is now available and in use here at Downs Veterinary Referrals.  

Case Report: n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate Pleurodesis to manage Intractable, Spontaneous Pneumothorax in a Labrador Retriever

History fig.1 – DV radiograph of chest showing bilateral pneumothorax A three-year-old, entire, female Labrador Retriever presented to the referring veterinarian for assessment of progressive orthopnoea with associated vomiting over several months. 

Case Report: Nasal Foreign Body in a Domestic Shorthaired Cat

History   A 15-year-old male, neutered DSH cat presented with a two-week history of right, unilateral epistaxis with concurrent swelling of the nasal planum (see fig. 1).

Case Report: Infiltrative Lipoma in a Crossbred Dog

A two-year-old male, neutered crossbred (Labrador/ Greyhound) presented for assessment of a large mass situated over the right hemi pelvis.

Case Report: Thyroid Cystadenoma in a Cat

A 13 year old male, neutered DLH cat was referred for assessment of a ventral cervical swelling. 

Case Report: Ossifying Fibroma of the Zygomatic Arch in a Corgi

A 20-month-old, male, neutered Corgi was referred for assessment of left facial swelling over the region of the zygomatic arch. 

Review Article: Magnetic Resonance Imaging – An Overview of the Theory and Applications in Small Animal Practice.

The concept of the Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) is a chemical analysis of constituent body tissues, displayed as a grey-scale in an anatomical context.

CASE REPORT: Primary Sectetory Otitis Media in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

History A three-year-old, female (n) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel presented for investigation of sudden onset hearing loss of five months duration. 

Review Article: Surgical Management of Ear Disease

Ear disease may initially be considered as a dermatological problem. However, when faced with the chronic ‘end-stage’ ear (fig.1) it becomes a surgical challenge

Case Report: Suspected Choledochal Cyst in a DSH cat

Note: This article was published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, October 2010: 12 (10)  pp. 814-7. A nine year old female neutered DSH cat was presented to the referring vet with a history of polyphagia, weight loss and urinating in the house. Her demeanour had also changed, with her becoming nervous and […]

Case Report: The use of an omental pedicle to manage focal encephalitis in a cat.

An 11-year-old Mn DSH presented with a three-week history of recurrent, sudden onset blindness and circling, which had responded initially to antimicrobials.

Review Article: The Diagnosis and Management of Portosystemic Shunts

Here we review the options for diagnosis and management of congenital portosystemic shunting (PSS).