BioVet: Reports from the Field
By Dr. Clyde B. Brooks, DVM
Mountain View Veterinary Hospital, Brevard, NC
We have been using BioVet's Dismutase
for several years and along with our clients, have been very satisfied with the results. Although not a panacea for all forms of arthritis, we have seen it help in the great majority of cases where arthritis of some form has been the diagnosis. The usual response time is 4-5 days, although we have seen some dramatic 1 day turn-arounds.Fracture Disease
In cases where old fractures have left dogs lame, we have used Dismutase to encourage use of the leg and found it to be very beneficial.Lumbar Arthritis
in two large dogs with complete fusion of all lumbar vertebra, Dismutase has greatly benefited the comfort of these animals. The owner of a bassett hound with this condition was seriously contemplating euthanasia but now is very happy with her decision to use Dismutase. This dog totally down and in severe pain is now a functional happy pet. She has been on Dismutase 6 months.Cervical Arthritis
In a Chihuahua, Dismutase was effective in relieving pain associated with what appears radiographically as a fusion of several cervical vertebra.Disc Syndrome
Dismutase has been used recently in two cases to reduce pain in lumbar disc syndrome. Both dogs were small and made the response with Dismutase alone as we had seen when dexamethazone was used.Carpal Arthritis
An 80 pound, 9 year Ad female doberman had received an injury to her left foreleg approximately two years previous to our seeing her. She cried in pain and would not walk. A radiograph of the Leg revealed severe osteo-arthritis of the carpal bones. She was placed on Dismulase and was walking the next day and apparently without pain. She was continued on Dismutase on a reasonably consistent basis over the next year and a half without any side EFFECTSCoxofemoral Amritis and Rip Displaysia
Dismutase has been used in many cases of osteoarthritis of the hip joint with very favorable results.
Dr. Floyd Johnson, DVM
Cajuu77 Veterinary Hospital, Garrett, INBURSITIS
12 year old Dachshund-Severe bursitis In both front shoulders. Hurts when trying to get up or going down stairs. Has been on 1 DISMUTASE twice daily for the last 3 months and doing nicely.SPONDYLITIS
10 year old Sheltie- Spondylitis- VERY painful on getting up or going up and down stairs. Maintained her on 1 DISMUTASE. twice daily until 14 years old, at which time she had kidney failure.
Pom-cross- Very severe spondylitis with curvature and ankylosis of spine. We maintained the dog on 1 DISMUTASE, twice a day until she was 16 years old. Therapy was for 4 to 5 years.MUSCLE-SKELETAL DECLINE
Golden retriever, 9 years old-weight-100 lbs. Could not climb steps and was having trouble getting up. After using initial dose of 2 DISMUTASE-twice daily, reduced to 1 -twice daily and was able to maintain dog well until death.DISPLAYSIA
Two St. Bernards-average weight, 200 LBS. Both had grade 4 hip displaysia. Both dogs received 3 DISMUTASE twice daily for the last 4 years. If missed giving for longer than 2 days, they could not get up and walk without help. Got along quite well on DISMUTASE. We tried 2,000 units OZ. but did not work.CHRONIC ARTHRITIS
Border Collie mix-10 years old. Could not stand on back legs. Right leg had atrophied and the dog had not put weight on it for two years. Gave DISMUTASE twice daily. In two days dog was up and walking. In one week dog was putting weight on the leg he had not used in two years.CANINE LYMPHOMA
4 yr. old Bull mastiff, Babe, treated at Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine with adrianycin. Side effects included anorexia, vomiting and diarrhea. Babe was given 4 DISMUTASE twice daily at our hospital, and in two days all symptoms disappeared. Before and during the next treatment given here, she was again put on 4 DISMUTASE twice daily; no side effects were noted. For her third treatment, she was again taken to Purdue for reevaluation and treatment; no DISMUTASE pre or post treatment. Again she developed the same symptoms as first seen. The last two treatments were given here, using pre and post DISMUTASE. No side effects developed. The doctor in charge of her at Purdue said Babe lived about 2 years longer than usual with this disease in the stage when first seen.
Dr. Michelle Tilghman, DVM
Lovig Tomb Animal Center, Stone Mountain, GAFEL17VE U.R.L
During March 1988 we treated a year old male Siamese. He suffered with chronic and severe upper respiratory symptoms, diagnosed as the aftermath of a strep infection he contracted a year earlier while a patent at the University of Georgia for an intestinal virus. He has spent most of his life on antibiotics, primarily Geocillin. He was placed on DMG; his symptoms continued and the use of antibiotics continued.
During January 1989 we started two Feline Support per day. Use of the DMG was also continued. Within two months he was symptom free, reduced to one Feline Support per day, and off antibiotics. Continuation of DMG was found to be essential as well.FELINE BRONCHITIS
During May 1988, we treated a 6-week old kitten suffering from smoke inhalation in a house fire. The kitten survived but was left with bronchial symptoms. The bronchial symptoms subsided with antibiotics, but returned within a few days when antibiotics were stopped.
During September 1988, started on DMG and one DISMUTASE daily. Symptoms continued until one FELINE SUPPORT was added to her daily regimen, after which she stayed symptom free. Again, DMG was found to be essential for maintenance.FELINE FADING SYNDROME
An 11 -year-old DLH clinic cat, after a course of treatment with Fulvicin, developed enlarged lymph glands. He was extremely lethargic. On 2/8/89 he was started on two DISMUTASE and two FELINE SUPPORT daily and then reduced to one each daily. By May he was symptom free and acting like a younger, healthy cat.
During the middle of June, we stopped the FELINE SUPPORT but continued the DISMUTASE. Within one week the cats behavior again became quite lethargic, with no other symptoms of illness. Back on the FELINE SUPPORT for 3 days, he became more active and his behavior returned to its previous level.CANINE HYPOTHYROIDISM
Dr. Tilghman's 18-month old Akita bitch who was being treated for thyroid problems and was responding well on CANINE SUPPORT, underwent a spay in late pregnancy. She went into kidney and liver failure and did not respond to treatment. (She could not take anything orally so was not on CANINE SUPPORT during this last bout.)
The doctor feels that the CANINE SUPPORT did more for this animal than anything else. Until the surgery she was doing better than she had done in her adult life, was well enough to show, and Dr. Tilghman credited the CANINE SUPPORT for that improvement.
On CANINE SUPPORT the animal's behavior became more animated. Her appetite increased considerably. Kikko gained weight and the condition of her coat improved. As you will note, the ABC increased and the WBC decreased with the administration of the CANINE SUPPORT. Kidney and liver values dropped.