Pharmacology

VET Report Vitals
How Can We Address Antimicrobial Resistance Head On?

Molly McAllister, DVM, MPH Banfield Pet Hospital, Portland, Oregon Welcome to VET Report Vitals, a column focused on the results of the groundbreaking Banfield Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET) Report, “Are We Doing Our Part to Prevent Superbugs? Antimicrobial Usage Patterns Among Companion Animal Veterinarians.” This report, a collaboration between the NAVC and Banfield Pet Hospital, …

VET Report Vitals
First Look: The Banfield VET Report

The first annual Banfield Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET) Report was released earlier this year. Titled “Are We Doing Our Part to Prevent Superbugs? Antimicrobial Usage Patterns Among Companion Animal Veterinarians,” it emphasizes how antimicrobials can be critical for…

Practical Techniques from the NAVC Institute
Beyond Furosemide: The Role of Diuretics in Congestive Heart Failure
Part 2: Spironolactone

Marisa K. Ames, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology), Colorado State University  Clarke E. Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology) North Carolina State University Each year, the NAVC Institute takes place in Orlando, Florida, and top specialists in select areas of veterinary medicine provide hands-on, one-on-one continuing education to the Institute attendees. Practical Techniques from …

Focus on Pharmacology
Oral Cyclosporine Use in Dogs


 Todd Archer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM, and Andrew Mackin, BSc, BVMS, Diplomate ACVIM, Mississippi State University Originally derived from a soil fungus, cyclosporine is a powerful immunosuppressive drug that was initially used in humans to prevent rejection of transplanted organs.1-3 In 2003, oral cyclosporine capsules (Atopica, novartis.com) received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval …

Managing Chronic Pain in Dogs & Cats Part 2
The Best of the Rest in the Management of Osteoarthritis

Mark E. Epstein, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Canine/Feline), CVPP In this article, the second of the 3-part series, Dr. Epstein discusses additional modalities for treating osteoarthritis in dogs and cats, including therapeutic exercise, polysulfated glycosaminoglycans, omega-3 fatty acids, and suggested off-label dose s for pain-modifying analgesic drugs. Part 1—The Two Most Important Tools in the Management …

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