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Pathological findings in the pituitary glands of 201 dogs and cats (2018)
Journal Article
Polledo, L., Grinwis, G. C., Graham, P., Dunning, M., & Baiker, K. (in press). Pathological findings in the pituitary glands of 201 dogs and cats. Veterinary Pathology, doi:10.1177/0300985818784162. ISSN 0300-9858

With the exception of classic functional adenomas in dogs and horses, pituitary lesions are infrequently described in the veterinary literature. Approximately 10% of pituitary glands from asymptomatic humans contain abnormalities but the equivalent p... Read More

Comparative review of human and canine osteosarcoma: morphology, epidemiology, prognosis, treatment and genetics (2017)
Journal Article
Simpson, S., Dunning, M. D., de Brot, S., Grau-Roma, L., Mongan, N. P., & Rutland, C. S. (2017). Comparative review of human and canine osteosarcoma: morphology, epidemiology, prognosis, treatment and genetics. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 59, doi:10.1186/s13028-017-0341-9. ISSN 1751-0147

Osteosarcoma (OSA) is a rare cancer in people. However OSA incidence rates in dogs are 27 times higher than in people. Prognosis in both species is poor, with five year osteosarcoma survival rates in people not having improved in decades. For dogs, o... Read More

Multiple genetic associations with Irish wolfhound dilated cardiomyopathy (2016)
Journal Article
Simpson, S., Dunning, M. D., Brownlie, S., Patel, J., Godden, M., Cobb, M., …Rutland, C. S. (2016). Multiple genetic associations with Irish wolfhound dilated cardiomyopathy. BioMed Research International, 2016(637408), doi:10.1155/2016/6374082. ISSN 2314-6133

Cardiac disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in dogs and humans, with dilated cardiomyopathy being a large contributor to this. The Irish Wolfhound (IWH) is one of the most commonly affected breeds and one of the few breeds with gene... Read More