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Diagnostics

At-Home DNA Tests: Crystal Ball With a Caveat

Veterinarians should open the conversation with clients about at-home DNA tests to make sure they interpret the results appropriately.

Whether clients are using at-home DNA tests to satiate pure curiosity about their pet’s breed or as a means to uncover health predispositions, veterinarians should be part of the process as a means of information.

Molecular Testing for Parasite Detection and Disease Diagnosis

Polymerase chain reaction testing is mainly used as a confirmatory test for detecting patient parasitic infection through DNA derived from parasite stages.

Appropriate use of PCR molecular techniques for definitive parasite detection depends on the need to distinguish between morphologically similar species

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Q&A: Dr. Jennifer Ogeer Discusses Antech’s SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Program

Antech Diagnostics discovered the first two pets in the US to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 as part of its surveillance program. We spoke with Dr. Jennifer Ogeer about the testing program.

The first two pets to test positive for the coronavirus in the US were discovered by Antech Diagnostics’ surveillance program. We discuss with an expert from Antech.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Veterinary Patients

CGMs for companion animals with diabetes have become more commonplace in veterinary medicine as the advancement and affordability have progressed past more traditional methods.

Continuous glucose monitors for companion animals with diabetes have become more commonplace in veterinary medicine as the advancement and affordability have progressed past more traditional methods.

RenalTech CKD Cats

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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.

Uncovering the Cause of Fever in Cats

The normal body temperature range in cats is 38.1°C to 39.2°C (100.5°F–102.5°F). Fever of unknown origin (FUO) in cats is classified as a temperature higher than 39.7°C (103.5°F) measured at least 4 times in a 2-week period without an identified cause.

An Uncontrolled Diabetic Dog

Six months before presentation, Buster was presented to his primary veterinarian for polyuria, polydipsia, and weight loss. Physical examination and complete blood count (CBC) were unremarkable, while the serum biochemical profile demonstrated: mildly increased alkaline phosphatase (ALP)…

Uncovering the Cause of Fever in Dogs

How to use an ordered and logical diagnostic and treatment protocol to determine the origin of a fever in veterinary practice.

How to use an ordered and logical diagnostic and treatment protocol to determine the origin of a fever in veterinary practice.

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