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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-10-23 16:07:16 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Abstracts
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[But many ferret vets prefer the safety of gas...]

> 1. Lab Anim (NY). 2010 Nov;39(11):339-40.
> Epidural anesthesia and analgesia in ferrets.
> Eshar D, Wilson J. Moriah Veterinary Clinic, Haifa, Israel.
> Anesthesia and analgesia should be provided to ferrets that are
> undergoing potentially painful surgical procedures. The epidural
> route of administration for anesthetic or analgesic drugs can be
> used. This column outlines the relevant ferret anatomy, indications
> and contraindications and technique of epidural administration of
> anesthesia and analgesia in ferrets.
> PMID: 20962759 [PubMed - in process]


> Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of
> print]
> Characterization of vocal fold scar formation, prophylaxis, and
> treatment using animal models.
> Bless DM, Welham NV.
> Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of
> Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public
> Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
> Abstract
> PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent literature on animal models used
> to study the pathogenesis, detection, prevention, and treatment of
> vocal fold scarring. Animal work is critical to studying vocal fold
> scarring because it is the only way to conduct systematic research
> on the biomechanical properties of the layered structure of the
> vocal fold lamina propria, and therefore develop reliable prevention
> and treatment strategies for this complex clinical problem.
> RECENT FINDINGS: During the period of review, critical anatomic,
> physiologic, and wound healing characteristics, which may serve as
> the bases for selection of a certain species to help answer a
> specific question, have been described in mouse, rat, rabbit,
> ferret, and canine models. A number of different strategies for
> prophylaxis and chronic scar treatment in animals show promise for
> clinical application. The pathways of scar formation and methods for
> quantifying treatment-induced change have become better defined.
> SUMMARY: Recent animal vocal fold scarring studies have enriched and
> confirmed earlier work indicating that restoring pliability to the
> scarred vocal fold mucosa is challenging but achievable. Differences
> between animal models and differences in outcome measurements across
> studies necessitate considering each study individually to obtain
> guidance for future research. With increased standardization of
> measurement techniques it may be possible to make more inter-study
> comparisons.
> PMID: 20962643 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Sukie (not a vet)

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