Iowa State University Veterinarian: Volume 43, Issue 3
Oak poisoning has been recognized for over 300 hundred years. It occurs sporadically in many parts of the world. In the United States, most cases of oak poisoning are seen in the Southwest, Northeast, and Midwest. The leaves, buds, twigs, and acorns of many oak species are toxic, and all of them produce similar clinical signs and lesions when consumed in large enough quantities. Cattle are most often involved clinically, but sheep, horses, goats, rabbits, and quinea pigs are also susceptible.
The indices of Volume 43 of the Iowa State University Veterinarian, as arranged by author and subject.
Gastric dilation-volvulus (GVD) is a disease of many animal species and can be associated with a high mortality rate. The syndrome begins with a dilation of the stomach for some unknown reason and progresses through a complex series of events involving many organ systems. It is the purpose of this paper to review the relevant events occurring in the GDV and to relate the currently accepted forms of therapy.
This article contains news pertaining to the alumni of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Narcolepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system that is characterized by sudden, recurring attacks of sleep. Although narcolepsy was first described in the human medical literature over ninety years ago, the first case of canine narcolepsy was recognized in 1973. It currently has been reported in several breeds of dogs, in cats, and in horses. It is a well defined neurological condition in human beings, afflicting as many as five to ten people out of every 10,000.