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Archive for November, 2015

Ingenious Procedure Treats CCL Injuries in Young Dogs

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

The most common orthopedic injury in dogs is a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Every year, the orthopedic surgery team at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital performs hundreds of tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomies (TPLO) to stabilize the stifle joint after CCL rupture. Now there is a relatively new, and minimally-invasive, alternative for young dogs with CCL injuries. […]

Evidence-Based Information Websites Help Veterinarians

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The National Institute of Health spends $30 billion each year on human health research. In contrast, funding for health-related research dedicated to companion animals is a fraction of 1% of that amount: approximately $16 million per year. The American Veterinary Medical Association states: “Continued improvement in companion animal and equine health care requires research with […]

Small Animal Hospital Pursues Process Improvements

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

What do General Electric and a veterinary hospital have in common? Both employ groups of people with special skills who work together as a team on complex projects. What can the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) learn from GE and other industries? Process improvement. In the 1980s many U.S. industries adopted new process improvements using […]

New Radiography Equipment is Faster and Safer

Monday, November 9th, 2015

The large animal radiology room in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital was recently remodeled to accommodate new digital radiography equipment that that will provide immediate viewing of images, a big time saver for a busy hospital. It will also reduce exposure to radiation. “The digital radiography equipment requires less radiation and is therefore better for staff […]

Radiographs May Facilitate Early Detection of Elbow Dysplasia

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Elbow dysplasia is a common cause of progressive, crippling osteoarthritis in dogs. It is most prevalent in large and giant breed dogs like German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Mastiff, Newfoundland, and Bernese Mountain dogs. Elbow dysplasia is an umbrella term for multiple diseases of the elbow including medial coronoid disease (MCD), ununited anconeal process (UAP), and osteochondrosis […]

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