Poll: Do You Use Laser Therapy in Your Practice?
While laser therapy has been used in veterinary medicine to improve or treat a number of conditions and injuries, including wounds, osteoarthritis discomfort and inflammation, fewer than 40% of our Facebook fans incorporate it in their practice.
Zoo’s Red Panda Cub Recovering After Leg Amputation
Veterinarians says that Oklahoma City Zoo’s 4-month-old female red panda cub Khyana is recovering after she underwent surgery to amputate her left hind leg.
Researchers: Respiratory Diseases Linked to High Blood Pressure in Lungs
When dogs are coughing, wheezing or have shortness of breath, the symptoms may be a sign of pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that identifying respiratory diseases causing pulmonary hypertension can lead to improved health outcomes.
What It’s Like to be a Veterinarian Examining the Fossil Records of Injured Dinosaurs
A New York Times writer asked a veterinarian how he’d treat the injuries evident on fossilized bones of dinosaurs. We talked to the veterinarian, Ben Golas, and asked him how the story came about.
A Voice For the Suffering
Animal cruelty is a widespread phenomenon that has serious impact on animal welfare, the wellbeing of individual animals, and our society, as well as veterinary medicine in general. A pivotal question that must be answered is this: what constitutes abuse or neglect in our patients?
For the past several years, scientists at Mars Petcare have been working on developing predictive diagnostic tools using its vast repository of anonymized pet medical records and machine learning. RenalTech, which can predict chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats 2 years prior to the patient showing any signs or symptoms of the disease, is the first one to be released.
Become a Pet Advocate!
Many times it is forgotten that our community includes those besides veterinarians, veterinary nurses, practice managers, and support staff. Pet owners and clients are the backbone of veterinary healthcare, but it is neither clients nor veterinary professionals making some of the big decisions in the industry. That is why the NAVC has launched a new Pet Health Advocacy platform. As members of this community, we want to share our feedback regarding legislative and regulatory initiatives related to pet health.
Hookworms in Dogs
Hookworms is the common name for a group of strongylid parasites that affect dogs and live in the small intestine. Although there are several species, this article will focus on Ancylostoma caninum. As with other parasites, if we understand their life cycle, we can better treat and prevent their transmission.
First Aid/Temporary Immobilization of Limb Fractures With Bandages and Splints
Some long bone fractures are best managed with bandages or splints for temporary “first aid” immobilization until definitive treatment via surgical fixation can be achieved; other fractures can be effectively managed with a splint or cast as the primary definitive treatment.