Principles and Applications of Radiation Therapy in Exotic Animals

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Abstract

Radiation therapy is a treatment modality for cancer that is widely used in veterinary medicine, although its use in exotic animal practice has remained limited. However, there are case reports and case series of treating birds, small mammals, and reptiles for a variety of cancers with radiotherapy with varied outcomes. In this article the basic principles of radiation therapy are reviewed and the literature regarding its use in exotic animal practice is summarized. Side effects of radiotherapy are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-270
Number of pages16
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Avian
  • Oncology
  • Rabbit
  • Radiation therapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Reptile
  • Small mammal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals

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Principles and Applications of Radiation Therapy in Exotic Animals. / Kent, Michael S.

In: Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice, Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.01.2017, p. 255-270.

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