Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 17 items for :

  • "epidemiology" x
  • In This Issue x
  • Refine by Access: All Content x
Clear All

Abstract

Case Description—An 8-month-old spayed female domestic ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was referred for examination to determine the cause of lethargy and severe anemia.

Clinical Findings—Initial examination revealed that the ferret was lethargic but with appropriate mentation. The only other abnormal findings were severe pallor of the mucous membranes, nasal planum, and skin and a PCV of 8%. Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) was diagnosed on the basis of cytologic evaluation of a bone marrow biopsy specimen.

Treatment and Outcome—Medical treatment included blood transfusions, IM administration of iron dextran, oral administration of antimicrobials and gastrointestinal tract protectants, and SC administration of erythropoietin. Once PRCA was diagnosed, the ferret was orally administered prednisone, cyclosporine, and azathioprine. Nine months after onset of treatment, the PRCA was in remission and the ferret was doing well. Immunosuppressive treatment was discontinued at 14 months after onset of treatment, and 36 months after initial examination, the ferret appeared to be healthy.

Clinical Relevance—It is important that PRCA be considered as a differential diagnosis for a ferret with severe anemia. Prolonged immunosuppressive treatment was successful in the ferret described here. (J Am Vet Med Assoc 2010;237:695-700)

Full access
in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

PERSPECTIVES IN PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION Veterinary student and veterinarian attitudes toward veterinary public health and epidemiology The present perceived shortage of veterinarians trained in public health and epidemiology is projected to worsen in the

Full access
in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Your Neurologic Diagnosis? See page 1293 Pathology in Practice See pages 1297, 1301 reference point Epidemiology and control of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in North America Despite the time and

Full access
in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

PUBLIC VETERINARY MEDICINE: PUBLIC HEALTH Epidemiology of rabies in skunks in Texas Rabies in skunks has important public health implications, and a greater understanding of the epidemiology of rabies in skunks will be useful in the planning

Full access
in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

required 2 separate procedures. All 3 tortoises recovered uneventfully, and serious complications secondary to removal of the cloacal calculi were not detected. See page 869 Potential role of noncommercial swine populations in the epidemiology of

Full access
in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

determining the nutritional needs of companion animals. See page 521 Small Animals & Exotic Survey of intestinal parasitism in dogs in the Phoenix metropolitan area Intestinal parasites are common in dogs, and knowledge of the epidemiology

Full access
in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

additional cases involving dogs with malignant nontesticular collision tumors. See page 941 Zoo Animals Epidemiology of clinical feline herpesvirus infection in zoo-housed cheetahs Feline herpesvirus infection is endemic in cheetahs housed

Full access
in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

an important sentinel species for leptospirosis in humans. Thus, knowledge of the epidemiology of leptospirosis is important for veterinary and human medicine. Between 2007 and 2011, leptospirosis was confirmed in 72 dogs in Oregon. Seasonal and

Full access
in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

See page 567 special report Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs in West Africa as a model for sustainable partnerships in animal and human health Throughout the world, the one health initiative needs practical examples in

Full access
in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

veterinarians of certain service concepts, identify factors common to practices that had had an increase in pet visits, and identify opportunities for building patient traffic. See page 1311 Epidemiology of struvite uroliths in ferrets Results of a

Full access
in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association