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Clinical Medicine

Food Allergy
Diagnostics & Therapeutic Food Options

  Craig Datz, DVM, MS, Diplomate ABVP (Canine & Feline Practice) & ACVN Food allergy has been recognized in animals for many years. While it is not a common condition in dogs and cats, successful diagnosis and treatment are rewarding. Food allergy and intolerance have been recognized in humans and animals for many years.1 These …

Lymphoma in Dogs & Cats: What’s the Latest?

  Erika L. Krick, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) Lymphoma is the most common hematopoetic tumor in dogs and cats. New information has recently come to light that expands our knowledge regarding how to diagnose and manage this disease. The Latest in Lymphoma: Overview Diagnostic Tests PARR (PCR for Antigen Receptor Rearrangement): Using cytologic or histopathologic …

On Your Best Behavior
Dog Bites: Protecting Your Staff & Clients

  Ilana Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Biting is the most common problem for which dogs are presented to veterinary behaviorists. Biting may be directed at either familiar or unfamiliar people of any age as well as other animals. Dog bites are of particular concern with children, who are bitten most severely and whose injuries …

Focus on Pharmacology
Fundamentals for Today’s Insulin Therapy

  Michael Schaer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVECC & Thomas Schermerhorn, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) The veterinary profession has had to adjust the treatment of the diabetic patient due to changes in insulin production and availability. Most of the products used in dogs and cats are dictated by products used in humans. …

Patient 911
Resuscitative Fluid Therapy for Circulatory Shock

Deborah Silverstein, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC Resuscitative fluid therapy commonly refers to the treatment of circulatory shock and utilizes intravenous fluids to help restore circulating blood volume.1,2  Shock is best defined as inadequate cellular energy production.3 When oxygen delivery (DO2) to the tissues is insufficient relative to tissue oxygen consumption (VO2), an energy deficit occurs. The …

Today’s Technician – Imaging Essentials Series | Small Animal Thoracic Radiography

  Danielle Mauragis, CVT, and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, Diplomate ACVR The first in a series of articles that will discuss various radiographic positions and techniques. This article is the first in a series of articles that will discuss various radiographic positions and techniques. The veterinary technician plays a critical role in the development and …

Practice Building – Dental Services: Good Medicine for Patients & Practices

  Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC This is the first article in our Practical Dentistry series, which will present various ways of increasing revenue through offering dental services in the general veterinary practice. This series will present techniques and procedures that require minimal expense, effort, and training, yet have proven to be invaluable …

Diagnostic Approach to Otitis in Dogs

  Susan Paterson, MA, VetMB, DVD, DipECVD, MRCVS, RCVS, European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology Effective diagnosis of ear disease requires a combination of diagnostic techniques to evaluate the pinna, ear canal, middle ear, and ear discharge. Ear disease is an extension of skin disease and, as such, the general approach to cases is very similar. …

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