Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm
10-Feb-2017

Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm

By: Nick A. Schroeder, DVM, DACVIM

Specialty: Cardiology

Ventricular rhythms that are faster than ventricular escape, but slower than classical ventricular tachycardia are termed accelerated ventricular rhythms. Most ventricular escape rhythms have an inherent heart rate of 20-45 beats-per-minute (bpm) in the dog. 

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Cytopoint AKA lokivetmab AKA CADI
09-Feb-2017

Cytopoint AKA lokivetmab AKA CADI

By: William Oldenhoff, DVM, DACVD

Specialty: Dermatology

Veterinarians have a new tool in the treatment of atopic dermatitis: Cytopoint. Cytopoint (lokivetmab) is a 90% canonized monoclonal antibody directed against interleukin (IL)-31. IL-31 has gotten a lot of notice in recent years as an itch-inducing cytokine in the dog. Cytopoint is the official trade-name of the drug lokivetmab.

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