Special Issue "Advances in Feline Internal Medicine"

A special issue of Veterinary Sciences (ISSN 2306-7381). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Veterinary Medicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Paolo Emidio Crisi
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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary University Hospital, University of Teramo, Piano d’Accio, 64100 Teramo, Italy
Interests: small animal internal medicine; feline medicine; respiratory diseases; gastroenterology
Prof. Dr. Andrea Boari
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Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Teramo, Località Piano d'Accio, 64100 Teramo, Italy
Interests: small animal internal medicine; gastroenterology; endocrinology; feline medicine
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Dr. Francesca De Santis
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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary University Hospital, University of Teramo, Piano d’Accio, 64100 Teramo, Italy
Interests: small animal internal medicine; feline medicine

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Feline internal medicine is a field of veterinary internal medicine that specifically deals with the pathophysiological peculiarities of the feline species and addresses the latest issues, advances, and therapies in feline care. Feline internal medicine includes a wide variety of specialistic branches such as endocrinology, cardiology, urology, nephrology, pneumology, gastroenterology, infectious and parasitic diseases, oncology, clinical nutrition, and behavioral medicine. Furthermore, a growing interest has recently involved feline geriatric medicine with a focus on the comorbidities affecting elderly cats and specific geriatric care.

This Special Issue of Veterinary Sciences, “Advances in Feline Internal Medicine”, will publish original articles, brief communications, case reports, and reviews on the latest issues of the aforementioned topics on Feline Internal Medicine.

Based on your expertise in this field, we think you can effectively contribute to the success of this initiative; we hope that this collection will stimulate closer collaboration between researchers in veterinary and medical sciences in addressing this important topic on small animal internal medicine.

Dr. Paolo Emidio Crisi
Prof. Dr. Andrea Boari
Dr. Francesca De Santis
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • feline internal medicine
  • cat-friendly care
  • feline oncology
  • feline gerontology and geriatrics
  • feline comorbidities

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Anaplastic Mammary Carcinoma in Cat
Vet. Sci. 2021, 8(5), 77; https://doi.org/10.3390/vetsci8050077 - 04 May 2021
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Clinical, pathological, and immunohistochemical findings related to a feline mammary tumor with similar features to canine anaplastic mammary carcinoma are herein described for the first time. A female cat was presented for clinical evaluation with gastrointestinal signs, oedema, erythema, and painful lesion in [...] Read more.
Clinical, pathological, and immunohistochemical findings related to a feline mammary tumor with similar features to canine anaplastic mammary carcinoma are herein described for the first time. A female cat was presented for clinical evaluation with gastrointestinal signs, oedema, erythema, and painful lesion in the right inguinal region. Three weeks later, the mass had doubled in size and radiographic revaluation of the thoracic cavity revealed a metastatic pattern. Due to the poor prognosis and decline of the clinical status the owners decided for euthanasia. Post-mortem examination exposed a mammary tumoral mass with subcutaneous oedema, an enlargement of the right inguinal lymph node, and nodules in several organs. Histological analysis confirmed the presence of large pleomorphic epithelial cells, often grouped in small clusters with bizarre nuclei. Immunohistochemical study of the different lesions was performed and both primary tumor and regional metastasis showed tumor cells to be negative estrogen receptor alpha, positive progesterone receptor, positive HER-2, and positive pan-cytokeratin. Given that the clinical history was compatible with an inflammatory mammary carcinoma, the cyclooxygenase-2 expression levels were evaluated and presented a weak immunoreactivity. Regarding the distant metastatic lesions, tumor cells were negative for ER-α and PR and, positive both for HER-2 and pan-cytokeratin. Full article
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