Iowa State University Veterinarian: Volume 36, Issue 1
A seven year old Quarterhorse mare was presented with the owner's complaint that the animal was suffering infrequent bouts of coughing accompanied by retching and excessive salivation.
This article contains news pertaining to the alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
The surgical management of certain wild species, as well as domestic felines, has presented numerous problems to veterinarians. Many doctors have shied away from treating simple surgical problems, trauma cases, and medical problems in species of animals that at best are physically difficult to handle. Euthanasia is often offered as an adjunct to our inability to handle these animals. With the advent of Ketamine hydrochloride many of the intractable wildlife animals can now be handled safely by practitioners willing to work with them.
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Spinal disorders are often confusing when first presented to the clinician. Unfortunately, too much reliance is placed upon radiographic examination. A thorough neurological examination should not be neglected. Such an examination can be rapidly performed, and is inexpensive. Proper radiological interpretation depends upon the central beam being directed through the area of the lesion as determined by the neurological examination.