Respiratory Medicine

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Approach to Respiratory Distress in Dogs & Cats

Managing dogs and cats in respiratory distress is a multifaceted effort that involves stabilizing patients prior to determining a definitive diagnosis. Fortunately, respiratory distress—no matter what the cause—requires somewhat standardized interventions during initial stabilization…

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Breed-Specific Respiratory Disease In Dogs: From Bulldogs To Terriers

Elizabeth Rozanski, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) & ACVECC Respiratory diseases and respiratory distress are common in dogs.1 Due to unique breed characteristics, including anatomic features, breed predilection exists for many respiratory conditions. As in all aspects of veterinary medicine, breed characteristics are remarkably useful in the initial generation of a differential diagnosis …

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Canine Chronic Bronchitis: A Review & Update

Kevin J. Kumrow, DVM, and Elizabeth A. Rozanski, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) & ACVECC Cough is a common clinical sign in dogs. There are many possible causes; identification and therapy of the specific cause is more likely to result in an amelioration of clinical signs than nonspecific supportive care. Common causes of …

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Feline Rhinitis & Upper Respiratory Disease   

Claire R. Sharp, BSc, BVMS (Hons), MS, CMAVA, Diplomate ACVECC A 5-year-old cat with nasal discharge and sneezing is presented at your practice. What are your differential diagnoses? What diagnostics do you pursue? Depending on the diagnosis, what treatment options can you initiate? Upper respiratory tract (URT) diseases are remarkably common in cats and can …

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