Lymphoma in dogs

01 Mar 2020

Honey, L.

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This is a very practical guide to investigating a patient suspected to have this condition

In this month’s issue of In Practice, Elizabeth Villiers explains that lymphoma has started to be recognised as a multitude of different diseases, and that different types respond differently to different treatments. Consequently, it’s important to identify these individual forms so that treatment can be tailored, rather than giving a blanket diagnosis of lymphoma. She lists the various forms seen in dogs and describes the methods that are available for accurate identification of the different subtypes (p 69). The article has been selected as the editor’s choice by our senior clinical editor, Stephen Baines: ‘This takes a relatively common tumour type seen in first-opinion practice and gives a very practical guide to investigating a patient suspected to have this condition. It deals with traditional diagnostic tests that will be familiar to most practitioners...