Objective—To determine response rates and survival
times for cats with lymphoma treated with the University
of Wisconsin-Madison chemotherapy protocol.
Animals—38 cats with lymphoma.
Procedure—Medical records were reviewed, and
information on age, sex, breed, FeLV and FIV infection
status, anatomic form, clinical stage, and survival
time was obtained. Immunophenotyping was
Results—Mean ± SD age of the cats was 10.9 ± 4.4
years. Overall median survival time was 210 days
(interquartile range, 90 to 657 days), and overall duration
of first remission was 156 days (interquartile
range, 87 to 316 days). Age, sex, anatomic form, and
clinical stage were not significantly associated with
duration of first remission or survival time. Eighteen
of the 38 (47%) cats had complete remission, 14
(37%) had partial remission, and 6 (16%) had no
response. Duration of first remission was significantly
longer for cats with complete remission (654 days)
than for cats with partial remission (114 days). Median
survival time for cats with complete remission (654
days) was significantly longer than median survival
time for cats with partial remission (122 days) and for
cats with no response (11 days).
Conclusions and Clinical Relevance—Results suggested
that a high percentage of cats with lymphoma
will respond to treatment with the University of
Wisconsin-Madison chemotherapy protocol. Age,
sex, anatomic form, and clinical stage were not significantly
associated with duration of first response or
survival time, but initial response to treatment was.
(J Am Vet Med Assoc 2005;227:1118–1122)
To characterize injuries and describe medical management and clinical outcomes of goats, sheep, and pigs treated at a veterinary medical teaching hospital for burn injuries sustained during wildfires.
Goats (n = 9), sheep (12), and pigs (7) that sustained burn injuries from wildfires.
Medical records were searched to identify goats, sheep, and pigs that had burn injuries associated with California wildfires in 2006, 2015, and 2018. Data regarding signalment, physical examination findings, treatments, clinical outcomes, time to discharge from the hospital, and reasons for death or euthanasia were recorded.
The eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hooves, perineum, and ventral aspect of the abdomen were most commonly affected in both goats and sheep. In pigs, the ventral aspect of the abdomen, distal limb extremities, ears, and tail were most commonly affected. The median (range) time to discharge from the hospital for goats and pigs was 11 (3 to 90) and 85.5 (54 to 117) days, respectively. One of 9 goats, 12 of 12 sheep, and 5 of 7 pigs died or were euthanized. Laminitis and devitalization of distal limb extremities were common complications (13/28 animals) and a common reason for considering euthanasia in sheep and pigs.
CONCLUSIONS AND CLINICAL RELEVANCE
Burn injuries in small ruminants and pigs required prolonged treatment in some cases. Results suggested prognosis for survival may be more guarded for sheep and pigs with burn injuries than for goats; however, further research is needed to confirm these findings.