Current therapies in exotic animal oncology

Jennifer E. Graham, Michael S Kent, Alain P Theon

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Abstract

This article is a review of current therapies in exotic animal oncology. The majority of research and data on oncology therapies has been reported in humans, canine, and feline patients, and laboratory animals with experimentally induced tumors. There are many species of exotic pets and anatomic considerations as well as husbandry and nutritional requirements must be taken into account when treating these patients. A variety of techniques including radiation therapy, intralesional chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy, and others have been used in exotic animal patients with success. As more and more exotic pets are viewed as family members, veterinarians should strive to provide the highest quality of care for their exotic animal patients, including the latest diagnostic and treatment options for cancer therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-781
Number of pages25
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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