Vet Topics (Winter 2018) now online

Rachel Bloomfield, radiation

Radiation therapy technologist Rachel Bloomfield makes final adjustments before a feline patient undergoes radiation therapy in the WCVM’s linear accelerator. Photo: Christina Weese.

The Winter 2018 issue of Vet Topics is now available online. Click here to download a PDF version of the issue that includes the following stories:

  • Rapid radiation: RapidArc is state-of-the-art radiation technology that is transforming cancer treatment for pets at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre.
  • Radiation therapy buys time for beloved pet: Scott Vosper brought his Siberian husky Koda to the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre for novel cancer treatment and for some more quality time with his dog.
  • The protein illusion: A WCVM research team is attempting to separate fact from fiction when it comes to pet foods.
  • Keep pot away from pets: Small animal internal medicine specialist Dr. Kevin Cosford urges pet owners to be upfront with their veterinarian if they suspect that their dog or cat has ingested marijuana — a substance that is toxic for pets.
  • Understanding X-rays can save dollars and lives: WCVM researchers are evaluating which radiographic view is most reliable to detect air in a dog’s abdomen — a potentially serious issue.

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