Amy Karon, DVM, MPH
A ketogenic diet rich in medium-chain triacylgylycerols achieved clinically meaningful levels of ketosis and helped prevent seizures in dogs with epilepsy, according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial.
Pregnant and nursing animals in pain need special consideration because clinical trials of analgesics usually exclude these populations and safety data are lacking.
Vaccines against animal pathogens might one day be made from genetically engineered algae, according to recent studies.
The rate of major complications related to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes more than doubled when dogs and cats received corticosteroids than when they did not, according to a single-center retrospective study.