2013, Cilt 29, Sayı 4, Sayfa(lar) 185-191
Retrospective evaluation of canine neoplasms in Konya region between 2006 and 2010
Semih Altan1, Fahrettin Alkan2, Yılmaz Koç2, Özgür Özdemir3, Orhan Yavuz3
1Dicle Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Türkiye
2Selçuk Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
3Selçuk Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, Konya, Türkiye
Keywords: Canine, retrospective evaluation, neoplasia, chemoterapy, surgery
Downloaded:1658 - Viewed: 2468

Aim: It was conducted that a retrospective evaluation of cases diagnosed as neoplasms according to operative, clinical, histopathological and radiological examinations in 58 dogs that were examined at University Animal Hospital between 2006 and 2010.

Materials and Methods: The tumoral cases had been evaluated according to race, gender, age of dogs, characteristics and location of the neoplasms, and applications of treatment.

Results: Surgical treatment was applied in 48.3% of the cases, chemotherapy was applied in 20.7%, both surgical treatment and chemotherapy were applied in 5.2% of cases, and levamisole and/or autovaccination were aplied 13.8% of cases. Euthanasia was applied in 12% of cases. Chemotherapy was used primarily on transmissible venereal tumors, and papillomatosis cases were treated with levamisole and autovaccination. Among the diagnosed neoplasms, 53.4% were benign and 46.6% were malignant.

Conclusions: This retrospective evaluation revealed differences in the treatment methods and results of dog neoplasia in Konya region. Moreover, venereal tumors could be treated with chemotherapy (vincristine), while papillomas could be treated with levamisole and/or autovaccination.