ROYAL CANIN has published a new Veterinary Focus magazine focused on oncology. The latest edition of the worldwide journal explores topics relating specifically to cancer in canines and felines and is available to download via ROYAL CANIN’s Vet Practice Portal. Printed copies are also available from the company’s Veterinary Business Managers.
Articles in this edition include reviews of targeted therapies for cancer, adrenal tumours, epidemiology of canine mast cell tumours, surgery for cutaneous tumours, linear accelerators and nutritional management of the cancer patient. Writing the article on adrenal tumours in cats and dogs is Carolina Arenas, ROYAL CANIN resident in Small Animal Internal Medicine in Cambridge. Along with Michael Herrtage, Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Cambridge, Carolina explains the more common adrenal tumours, their clinical signs and diagnostic tests.
Radiotherapy in is also a key topic in the journal. Slavomira Necova, who is currently following an oncology residency at VRCC – veterinary cancer centre, gives an overview on radiotherapy to help the clinician when advising on treatment options available. Along with Susan North, veterinary oncologist and founder of VRCC, Slavormira explains the role of radiotherapy, how it works, goals of radiation therapy, biological principles, side effects and what types of tumours can be treated.
Lee Danks MRCVS, Veterinary Scientific Support Manager for ROYAL CANIN, said: “It’s never easy when we have to use the dreaded ‘C-word’ in the consult room. This Veterinary Focus highlights that new therapies, knowledge and expertise and a multi-disciplinary approach can offer hope for many affected cats and dogs.
“Veterinary Focus delves deep into many topics such as oncology, GI disorders, obesity, dealing with accidents and emergencies and senior and aging issues. Many of our back-issues are available on-line [vetportal.royalcanin.co.uk] or from a member of the Royal Canin team. The next edition will focus on gastroenterology disorders in dogs and cats.”