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Nutrition plays a vital role during growth and skeletal development and according to some studies it could also have an impact on the onset of certain diseases or be used to support orthopaedic treatment. The percentage of dogs with orthopaedic problems is of around 10%, with a higher prevalence of certain specific diseases in large breed dogs (Lafond et al., 2002).   MACROELEMENTS
Pyelonephritis is defined as an inflammatory process of the renal parenchyma and pelvis: the structures that can be involved are, therefore the renal papilla, cortex and medulla. Inflammation of only the pelvis is called pyelitis and, in the dog, is more common than pyelonephritis.1,2 Pyelonephritis may be unilateral or bilateral: in the former case the animal is usually asymptomatic and the...
Opium is the product of condensation of the lactiferous juice coming from the capsules of Papaver somniferum (Figures 1a and 1b). Opiates are substances whose chemical analgesic properties have been known for a long time. The first undisputed reference to opium has been found in the writings of Theophrastus (Fig. 2) in the third century BC, in which the author named opium meconion (µὴκωνίὸν...
Among the many congenital abnormalities found in the dog and cat, cleft lip, cleft palate or the concomitant presence of both of these malformations are among the most common; however, no precise data on their incidence in these species is available. In the dog, the reported frequency varies from 1/1000 to around 27%; in the cat, no official publication on the subject is available. Although...
Antral pyloric hypertrophy (APH) is an important cause of delayed gastric emptying and is due to hypertrophy of the tunica mucosa and/or muscle layer of the pylorus1.
Angiostrongylus vasorum, commonly known as the French heartworm, is a metastrongylid nematode that causes canine cardiopulmonary angiostrongylosis. The parasite, in its adult stage, localises to the right ventricle and pulmonary artery of the definitive host (dog, fox and occasionally wolf, coyote and ferret) causing clinical pictures of variable severity, but often fatal. The biological life...
Numerous viral infections of the cat can involve the skin, including infections by poxviruses which are considered the most frequent. Skin lesions are also reported to occur sporadically during infection by retroviruses, papillomaviruses, coronaviruses and herpesviruses, and, more recently, by caliciviruses.

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