Managing Chronic Pain in Dogs and Cats, Part 2: The Best of the Rest in the Management of Osteoarthritis
Part 2 of a comprehensive look at managing chronic pain in dogs and cats. Here, an in-depth look at managing osteoarthritis.
Canine Cranial Cruciate Disease: An Evidence-Based Look at Current Treatment Modalities
James K. Roush, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS, Kansas State University This is the second article in a 2-part series on canine cranial cruciate rupture. The first article—Canine Cranial Cruciate Disease: Updating Our Knowledge about Pathogenesis and Diagnosis—was published in the July/August 2013 issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Canine cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CrCLR) has long …
Canine Cranial Cruciate Disease: Updating Our Knowledge about Pathogenesis & Diagnosis
James K. Roush, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS Cranial cruciate ligament rupture is not only the most common cause of hindlimb lameness in dogs, it is also the most common misdiagnosed or overlooked cause of canine lameness. This article addresses pathogenesis and diagnosis in a handy question and answer format; a future article will discuss the …
Ten Ways to Improve Your Orthopedic Examination
Derek B. Fox, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS Correctly diagnosing any orthopedic condition begins with completing a thorough orthopedic examination. In a stable patient, the orthopedic examination will include a full assessment of the musculoskeletal and neurologic systems. Radiographs and other specific diagnostic tests may also be included. 1. Signalment is Your Friend The orthopedic …