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    Osteoallograft Orthomix, Dog Bone Grafts for Fracture Repair

    Posted on June 25, 2010, under Veterinary Equipment

    Bone Grafts for Fracture RepairOsteoallograft Orthomix is a real bone graft designed specifically for veterinary use. It consists of osteoinductive Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM) and osteoconductive cancellous bone chips. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that places new bone or a replacement material into spaces between or around broken bone (fractures) or in holes in bone (defects) to aid in healing.

    Using bone allograft allows you to avoid autograft procurement and associated morbidity risks. Also, because it not only provides osteoconductive scaffold but also native, osteoinductive growth factors (BMPs), you will achieve faster and stronger bone healing compared with using bone substitutes.

    Bone grafting is used to repair bone fractures that are extremely complex, pose a significant risk to the patient, or fail to heal properly. Bone grafting is also used to help fusion between vertebrae, correct deformities, or provide structural support for fractures of the spine. In addition to fracture repair , bone grafting is used to repair defects in bone caused by congenital disorders, traumatic injury, or surgery for bone cancer. Bone grafts are also used for facial or cranial reconstruction.

    dog Bone Grafts for Fracture RepairThe demineralization of allograft during tissue processing allows for immediate access to the growth factors (BMPs) inherent in natural bone when it is placed into the surgery site. This results in an immediate beginning of the healing process and helps to make allograft as effective as autograft.

    Bone will heal faster when voids are filled with bone graft, because it provides osteoconductive scaffold for host bone to grow on and native, osteoinductive BMPs that attract osteoblasts to the site. Even when there are no voids, bone graft provides these same advantages. Faster healing not only gets your patients back to normal activity faster it also increases the chances of a successful healing outcome.

    In many cases, allows you to use more bone graft than you can procure from the patient. Allograft can also be used to augment insufficient quantities of autograft. Osteoallograft Orthomix Reduces your time and cost, because it allows you to skip autograft harvesting. Studies show that allografts are as effective as autograft in bone healing.

    The Osteoallograft Orthomix Processed aseptically meeting USP guidelines for sterility. The Osteoallograft Orthomix is Acellular and processed by methods that reduce immunogenicity, which eliminates concerns about immune reactions and the need for any type of patient matching.

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    VIP 100 Micro Pump Veterinary Syringe

    Posted on February 3, 2009, under Veterinary Equipment

    veterinary-syringe-pumpFeatures: Lightweight, portable, and easy to affix to animal; Simple up/down flow rate setting.(0.1 ml increments); Safety system with dual micro-controller runs continuous self-tests; Suitable for intravenous, intra-arterial, subcutaneous, intramuscular and portal vein infusions; Accepts most common disposable syringes from 2.5ml up to 35ml

    The VIP-100 Micro-Pump is an adjustable rate ambulatory syringe pump for the continuous and accurate infusion of various drugs in Veterinary Medicine.

    Adjusts from 00.1 to 99.9mm/h giving delivery time from 30 minutes to 600 hours per syringe. Uses standard AAA alkaline batteries which will last for 2-3 months or more than 70 infusions. LCD clearly displays flow rate information and alarm identification. Includes a convenient ml/hr to mm/hr conversion table for most common syringes. Each pump comes complete with shoulder holster for ambulatory use, plastic carrying case, operating instructions and a set of batteries. Veterinary Equipment by Paragon Medical. For more information about this product, please contact Email: 800-780-5266 – Fax 954-340-2457

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    A Complete Explanation of Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

    Posted on May 12, 2010, under Tutorial

    Hip DysplasiaThe Hip Dysplasia is a developmental disorder, which is based on a hereditary predisposition to acetabulum (Note: Deepening the innominate bone, and acetabulum) and femoral head (note: head of the thigh bone) is imported and in insufficient stability of the hip joint leads.

    Among hereditary diseases, the Hip Dysplasia is till a indefinite leadership. It concerns mainly medium to large dogs. Many associations are arguing over the best or correct interpretation of radiographs. Here, too, can be covered up and down.

    It is instructive to look beyond their own views on the Hip Dysplasia image problems and to read how Americans judge declare the Hip Dysplasia, and what they are doing together, however – unlike the European nations. American dog breeder who brought the animals were suffering mainly from Germany, which imported Hip Dysplasia wave.

    The HD in humans has been known for 2000 years. The American veterinarian by the name of Germany took the Fast HDS in dogs first 1935th But not until 20 years later his efforts were recognized and found a spread in many countries. From Fast and the classification of HD is the severity I-IV.

    The U.S. veterinarian and geneticist Dr. Jerold S. Bell: “She is the classic example of a polygenic (Note: caused by several genes) inherited disease. Through genetic defects in the anatomy and loose joints, affected dogs lame, and additional osteoarthritis (bone and joint inflammation) can be immobilized. As with many late erupting and polygenic diseases is the impact of environmental conditions on the severity of the disease. An HD-finding is to identify, thanks to X-rays.

    The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) collects and publishes a register for many years and tried with improved X-ray programs to control the disease. Each radiograph is evaluated by three radiologists who are entitled to it by the board of the OFA.

    The OFA grading scale is based on joint structure, looseness of the joint, possibly arthritic changes. The scale is excellent on good, average, or the limit of light, medium or severe HD.

    The method is based PennHip, unlike the R̦ngten method of the OFA, the measurement of the looseness of the hip. In a fixed power is used to measure the maximum ductility of the joints in the anesthetized dog. PennHip studies demonstrate a direct interaction of solid hip and low incidence of HD. When recording an average ductility within a breed and the selection of breeding animals with Рrelatively Рfixed hip joints, it is expected that the occurrence of HD in time is decreasing.

    Of course, the researchers found that the X-ray of the hips only one phenotypic (Note: genetically controlled property or entire appearance of the individual) measurement, which does not make any statements about the genetic requirements of HD. It turns out that both methods may show false positive and negative results. Both methods can already show at a young age, a predisposition to subsequent HD. The OFA is valid certificates only from the age of two years, but offers preliminary reviews of all ages.

    It is, by careful selection of HD-influencing genes remain below those limits, which in turn creates a HD. We also know that, the environment in which resides a dog, an influence on the development of HD. Breeders should evaluate future breeding potential, under comparable rearing conditions in which neither before HD was given special protection nor the formation promoted.

    Breeders selected number of generations to a normal and expected condition, this would be inherited by the offspring. How could we but learn from the modern farm animal breeding, represents the appearance of full-and half-siblings rather the diversity of genes than the individual itself In other words: In the polygenic disease control the width of the pedigree of greater importance than its depth. It must be evaluated, therefore, all litter mates.

    Phenotypically normal dogs from litters with a high incidence of infected animals are likely to inherit the predisposition to HD. With proper selection of breeding animals to the greatest possible number of phenotypically normal siblings and parents may be expected in all races of a decline in HD.

    The Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog (Terra-Nova Series) (Hardcover)

    Posted on May 1, 2008, under Misc

    The Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog (Terra-Nova Series) (Hardcover)

    The Holistic Health Guide: Natural Care for the Whole Dog (Terra-Nova Series) (Hardcover)

    This book will guide you through the mysterious and sometimes confusing world of holistic care for dogs. Demystifying the subject of holistic medicine, you’ll find how many alternative forms of medicine can complement conventional veterinary practices, leading to integrated veterinary care for dogs. Safe vaccination protocols and the importance of proper nutrition and supplements are explored. The most common holistic treatment methods, including acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, herbal medicine, and homeopathy, will be addressed in detail, including tips on how to apply specific treatments to your dog.