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Semen collection techniques in cats

This was the first study to compare the quality of fresh feline ejaculates collected by three different methods: urethral catheterization (CT), electroejaculation (EE) and epididymal slicing after orchiectomy (EP). Electroejaculation is the first-choic … Read More>>

Transient reflex depression in acute spinal injuries

The purpose of this prospective study was to investigate whether acute spinal injuries on the T3-L3 segment could result in temporary clinical signs of a multifocal or caudal injury. These injuries could affect the segmental reflexes located caudally t … Read More>>

Classification of involuntary movements in dogs

The authors of this paper reviewed new findings about involuntary movements (IM) in dogs and attempted to create a common classification and terminology. They believed that this would not only aid in diagnosis but also help to create a framework for fu … Read More>>

MRI findings in Neurologic FIP

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is the most common infectious disease affecting the central nervous system in cats and is usually fatal. An accurate diagnosis is important to help clinicians to manage owner expectations and avoid unsuccessful treat … Read More>>

Seroprevalence of E. cuniculi in North Italy

Encephalitozoon cuniculi (E. cuniculi) is an obligate intracellular microsporidium with a wide range of mammal hosts, including rodents and carnivores. It can infect humans and is a particular risk to people with compromised immunity. Rabbits shed spor … Read More>>

Survival rates in feline panleukopenia

In this study, 117 cases of shelter cats that were infected with Feline Panleukopenia virus (FPV) were analysed. The severity of FPV is related to the intensity of clinical signs and how abnormal the blood count is, particularly regarding leukopenia. E … Read More>>

Feline Hyperaesthesia Syndrome

Feline hyperaesthesia syndrome (FHS) was first described over 35 years ago and, unfortunately, it remains a disease with an unknown etiology that is difficult to diagnose. Clinical signs may vary but presentations include excessive vocalization, skin r … Read More>>

Laser Therapy in Pets

Laser therapy (LT), also known as cold laser therapy or low-level laser therapy, is an increasingly popular modality and a useful complement to physical therapy protocols. The energy of the laser light interacts with cells and tissues and this leads to … Read More>>

Diet and physiotherapy in post-surgery recovery

The authors of this study set out to measure the effects of a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acid and of physical rehabilitation on the onset of osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs which suffered from cranial cruciate ligament disease (CCL). 48 dogs with unilatera … Read More>>

Therapeutic exercises in cats

While cats may not seem the most likely candidates for therapeutic exercise (TE), it is possible to create treatment plans that can benefit most patients. TE aims to increase the range of motion in joints, improve muscle strength and limb use, as well … Read More>>

Electrical stimulation in pets

Electrical stimulation is an attractive option for veterinary physical therapy as it’s a cost-effective way to support recovery following injury or surgery.  It can be used to: not only to control pain improve the range of motion in damaged joints, red … Read More>>

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