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Scientific Journal of the Hellenic Companion Animal Veterinary Society (HCAVS)

 

Hellenic Journal of Companion Animal Medicine - Volume 4 - Issue 2 - 2015

Table of Contents

  • Bullet42 1
    Editorial
  • Bullet42 2
    Surgical treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal planum in cats
  • Bullet42 3
    Management of an extensive partial and full thickness skin burn in a dog with the aid of medical honey
  • Bullet42 4
    Clinical and laboratory findings in canine chronic hepatitis
    Prospective study of 19 cases
  • Bullet42 5
    Remember how ...
    ... Schirmer tear and fluorescein tests
  • Bullet42 8
    Instructions for authors

 

Editorial

Yet Another Success for H.C.A.V.S.

At the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) General Assembly on May 14th, 2015, in Bangkok,Thailand, the Hellenic Companion Animal Veterinary Society (H.C.A.V.S) was officially accepted as a full member.

The nomination of our Society had been carefully and more fully prepared following the absolute tie in an open vote (the first time ever in the long history of WSAVA that an absolute tie on any issue had been recorded) after submitting our candidacy at the previous WSAVA General Assembly held in September 2014, in Cape Town, South Africa; it was the negative vote of the WSAVA President that temporarily suspended our election at that time.

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Management of an extensive partial and full thickness skin burn in a dog with the aid of medical honey

> Abstract
A 9-year-old male mixed breed dog was admitted for the management of a partial and full thickness thermal burn that was covering 45% of his body including the dorsal, lateral and ventral thorax and abdomen, medial thigh and caudal elbow. Medical honey (L-Mesitran® soft) was applied to the burn area on a daily basis and dressed with absorbent pads resulting in complete healing by contraction and epithelialisation 35 days after initial admission. Medical honey may be used as an effective alternative for the treatment of extensive skin burns.

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Τime for diagnosis ...

Remember how ...

Schirmer tear and fluorescein tests

> Introduction
The Schirmer tear test and the fluorescein test are two simple diagnostic procedures applied to establish a diagnosis of ocular diseases in domestic animals. Accurate performance of these tests minimizes misinterpretation of their results and leads to a safe diagnosis.

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Surgical treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal planum in cats

> Abstract
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the nasal planum is a malignant neoplasm commonly seen in older cats. Long-term ultraviolet light exposure and light pigmentation or depigmentation and sparsely-haired skin are considered main risk factors for SCC. This tumour can be slowly progressive and locally invasive with a low rate of metastasis to the regional lymph nodes or lungs. Skin lesions are characterized by erythema, crusts, erosions or deep ulcers. Diagnosis is based on history and physical examination and can be confirmed by histopathological examination of the skin. Nosectomy is the recommended treatment for the invasive SCC. Prognosis is usually good to excellent with good cosmetic results in completely resected tumours.

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Clinical and laboratory findings in canine chronic hepatitis

Prospective study of 19 cases

> Abstract

Canine chronic hepatitis (CH) is a group of liver diseases, the causes of which are different and little known, with similar clinical presentation and laboratory findings but with differences in the histological findings, prognosis and treatment.

The current prospective study concerns 19 cases of CH that were admitted, examined, diagnosed, treated and followed up at the Companion Animal Clinic, School of Veterinary Medicine, A.U.Th. between October 2012 and October 2014. During that period, 35 animals were admitted with clinical symptoms suggestive of liver disease. However, only 19 animals with histologically confirmed CH were included in the study.

The majority of dogs were of mixed-breed with a mean age of 6.5 years. The most common symptoms included depression, anorexia and vomiting. Though observed in certain cases, disorders in the blood count were uncommon. The main laboratory finding was that of increased liver enzyme activity: alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP). Histopathology revealed a varying degree of inflammation, mostly involving lymphocytes and plasma cells in every case, fibrosis in several cases and apoptosis and/or necrosis and regeneration in few cases. Finally, one case was characterized as copper-associated CH.

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Instructions for authors

The Hellenic Journal of Companion Animal Medicine (H.J.C.A.M.) is a peer-reviewed, bilingual (Greek and English), publication of the Hellenic Companion Animal Veterinary Society (H.C.A.V.S.), which aims at the continuing education of the companion animal practitioners.

Manuscripts should be submitted for review, with the consent that they have not been submitted simultaneously or published in part or in full, to other journals.

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