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Veterinary Medicine

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Health Status And Population Characteristics Of Dogs And Cats Examined At Private Veterinary Practices In The United States, E Lund, Claudia Kirk, P Armstrong, L Kolar, J Klausner Apr 1999

Health Status And Population Characteristics Of Dogs And Cats Examined At Private Veterinary Practices In The United States, E Lund, Claudia Kirk, P Armstrong, L Kolar, J Klausner

Claudia A Kirk

OBJECTIVE: To determine age, breed, sex, body condition score, and diet of dogs and cats examined at private veterinary practices in the United States during 1995, and estimate prevalences of the most common disorders for these animals. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. ANIMALS: 31,484 dogs and 15,226 cats examined by veterinary practitioners at 52 private veterinary practices. PROCEDURE: Information on age, breed, sex, body condition score, diet, and assigned diagnostic codes were collected electronically from participating practices and transferred to a relational database. Prevalence estimates and frequencies for population description were generated using statistical software. RESULTS: Dental calculus and gingivitis ...


Comparison Of Gastric Emptying Times In Healthy Cats Simultaneously Evaluated With Radiopaque Markers And Nuclear Scintigraphy, J Goggin, J Hoskinson, Claudia Kirk, D Jewell, M Butine Dec 1998

Comparison Of Gastric Emptying Times In Healthy Cats Simultaneously Evaluated With Radiopaque Markers And Nuclear Scintigraphy, J Goggin, J Hoskinson, Claudia Kirk, D Jewell, M Butine

Claudia A Kirk

Gastric emptying in 18 healthy cats was assessed simultaneously using scintigraphy and barium-impregnated polyethylene spheres (BIPS). Canned Prescription Diet Feline c/d (Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc., Topeka, KS) labeled with 99mTc-disofenin (Hepatolite, DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Co., Billerica, Mass.) was fed on four separate days. Scintigraphic images were obtained at time 0 and then every 30 minutes to 6 hours. On the fourth scan day, 30 small (1.5 mm) and 10 large (5 mm) BIPS (Chemstock Animal Health Ltd., Christchurch, New Zealand) were mixed with the labeled meal, and in addition to scintigraphy, radiographs were made at 60-minute intervals ...