29. April 2020
Castration of adult male C57BL/6JRj mice allows for resocialization and social housing of previously single-housed males: a harm-benefit analysis
Laboratory animal science has always been an important field in veterinary ethics (Grimm et al. 2018). Procedures on animals causing pain, suffering, and distress raise difficult ethical and moral issues. Therefore, in a harm-benefit analysis, the benefits of the outcome are weighed against the harm the animal will experience (Grimm 2014, Grimm et al. 2019). This is required by law for animal experimentation (Directive 2010/63/EU), but is also applicable to housing, husbandry, and routine procedures diminishing the well-being of the animal.
15. Januar 2020
Genital tract masses protruding from the vaginal orifice of female pet guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus): Differential diagnosis and treatment
Retrospective pathological studies have identified several types of uterine and vaginal masses in pet guinea pigs (Bertram et al. 2018b, Laik-Schandelmaier et al. 2017, Sommerey et al. 2004, Veiga-Parga et al. 2016). However, information regarding the etiology and frequency of vulvar masses is sparse (Eatwell 2003). In dogs, a very common clinical presentation of a variety of vaginal and uterine disorders is a mass protruding from the vaginal orifice (Azari et al. 2010, Manothaiudom and Johnston 1991, Miller et al. 2008, Sontas et al. 2010, Suzuki et al.