Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Veterinary Clinical Studies".

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Department of Veterinary Science, University of Turin, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy
Interests: pharmacology; pharmacodynamics; pets; new companion animals; cell culture; nsaids; antibiotics; antimicrobial resistance; pharmacovigilance; pharmacosurveillance
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Department of Veterinary Science, University of Turin, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy
Interests: pharmacology; pharmacodynamics; food producing animals; cell culture; nsaids; antibiotics; antimicrobial resistance
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Dear Colleagues,

Companion animals are increasingly considered as family members. The level of care and cure must be adequate for such a degree of importance. Several improvements have been recorded in the clinical practice of companion animals in recent decades both in clinical and surgery fields, and pharmacology remains a milestone of both. On the one hand, pharmacology is a science mainly related to the alteration of physiological processes; on the other hand, it is strictly related to pathological conditions and is one of the few tools that can be used to treat and cure patients. These factors are well-known by all veterinarians, and they are continuously increasing. In order to collect extensive information about the current use of veterinary medicines in pets, we invite all colleagues to submit a manuscript about their experiences, from a clinical or research point of view, within veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics.

Dr. Cristina Vercelli
Prof. Dr. Giovanni Re
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Keywords

  • small animal clinics
  • pharmacology
  • therapeutics
  • new applications
  • revision of previous protocols
  • pharmacovigilance

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Sialocele and Its Association with Hypercortisolism and Long-Term Glucocorticoid Treatment in Dogs: Retrospective Case–Control Study
by Jeong-Yeol Bae, Jung-Il Kim, Jin-Young Kim, Guk-Il Joung, Hong-Ju Lee, Jae-Beom Lee and Joong-Hyun Song
Animals 2024, 14(1), 120; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani14010120 - 28 Dec 2023
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Dogs with sialocele often have concurrent hypercortisolism or are receiving long-term glucocorticoid treatment. However, their association has not been investigated. This retrospective matched case–control study investigated the association between hypercortisolism, long-term glucocorticoid treatment, and sialocele in dogs. We retrospectively reviewed the records from [...] Read more.
Dogs with sialocele often have concurrent hypercortisolism or are receiving long-term glucocorticoid treatment. However, their association has not been investigated. This retrospective matched case–control study investigated the association between hypercortisolism, long-term glucocorticoid treatment, and sialocele in dogs. We retrospectively reviewed the records from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2022. Records of 19 dogs diagnosed with sialocele were investigated for hypercortisolism and long-term glucocorticoid treatment. Two age- and breed-matched controls for each sialocele dog (38 dogs) were investigated for the same concurrent diseases. Logistic regression analysis was used. The odds of sialocele in dogs with hypercortisolism were 15.56 times those of dogs without hypercortisolism (p = 0.02; 95% CI: 1.54–156.79). The odds of sialocele in dogs with long-term glucocorticoid treatment (median, 8 months; range, 5–13) were 7.78 times those of dogs without long-term glucocorticoid treatment (p = 0.03; 95% CI: 1.23–49.40). No associations were found between age, sex, body weight, and the presence of sialocele. The results indicate that sialocele was significantly associated with hypercortisolism and long-term glucocorticoid treatment in dogs. Therefore, dogs with hypercortisolism or receiving long-term glucocorticoid therapy should be screened for possible sialocele. Additionally, dogs with sialocele should be identified for concurrent hypercortisolism and prolonged glucocorticoid exposure. Full article
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