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Dr. Alycen Lundberg

Clinical Trial for Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

May 8, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common oral tumor seen in cats. Despite the advances in veterinary oncologic treatments over the last decade, this tumor type remains challenging to treat. Patients typically succumb to their disease within months, even with multi-modal therapy. Oftentimes surgery is not a good option for these patients, and we therefore use...

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Pot-Bellied Pig Sedation

May 8, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Fast Facts and Drug Protocols Obesity Many pot-bellied pigs present in an obese condition. Aside from systemic health effects, this often complicates drug administration. Consider the following for effective intra-muscular drug administration: Luer-lock 18-20 gauge 1.5-3.5” needle depending on size Use a low-flow extension line connected to drug syringe, which allows you to depress plunger...

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Working Dog Saved from Amputation

Apr 14, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Surgeon Shares Steps to Repair Elbow Fracture Case Information Flits is a 10-year-old MI German Shepherd police dog that sustained a highly comminuted, irreducible, proximal metaphyseal articular fracture of the left ulna that was closed with marked soft tissue swelling of the antebrachium. The fracture was sustained when Flits fell through a roof on an active...

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Training Video Targets Overdose in Working Dogs

Mar 14, 2017 / General News

Drs. Mitek, McMichael, and Schlosser pose on the Illinois quadrangle with Officer Beasley and Arco Educational video shows how to give narcan to dogs Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and it’s not just killing people. Dogs that work with police and other agencies are being exposed to...

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3T MRI Brings Clarity to Equine Lameness Diagnoses

Mar 8, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Injuries of the distal extremities are common causes of forelimb and hindlimb lameness in horses used for pleasure-riding and performance competitions. Structures prone to injury include the navicular apparatus, the deep digital flexor tendon, the distal interphalangeal joint and the metacarpophalangeal joint, to name just a few. During a standard lameness evaluation, veterinarians rely on...

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Behavior Case Triage

Mar 8, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Guidelines to help practitioners assist clients with behavioral concerns Behavioral problems in dogs and cats are a common cause of damage to the human-animal bond and pet relinquishment (1). While behavioral problems rarely develop overnight, pet owners may be reluctant to discuss their concerns with veterinary staff; when concerns are mentioned, owners may do so in...

Faculty Spotlight: Kelly Ballantyne, DVM, DACVB

Mar 3, 2017 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Kelly Ballantyne is an instructor of veterinary clinical medicine. She practices in Chicago at Veterinary Behavior at Illinois. Tell us about your background, hobbies, and where you’re from. I grew up in Glenview, a suburb north of Chicago. I attended the University of Illinois for both undergrad and veterinary school, then moved up to...