Respiratory Medicine

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Practice Step by Step: Providing Supplemental Oxygen to Patients

SUPPLEMENTAL OXYGEN TECHNIQUE For larger dogs, nasal lines can be easily placed using a cathether inserted via the ventral meatus to the level of the medial canthus. Supplemental oxygen is an important treatment for animals with signs of respiratory distress. Hypoxia refers to low tissue oxygen concentrations and can occur for several reasons (TABLE 1). …

AHS Heartworm Hotline
Canine Caval Syndrome Series – Part 2: A Practical Approach to Diagnosing Caval Syndrome

Stephen L. Jones, DVM Lakeside Animal Hospital, Moncks Corner, South Carolina The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlight current topics …

AHS Heartworm Hotline
Part 1: Understanding Development of Caval Syndrome

Stephen L. Jones, DVM Lakeside Animal Hospital, Moncks Corner, South Carolina The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlight current topics …

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…

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 …

Diagnostic & Therapeutic Approach
Dogs Infected with Bordetella bronchiseptica & Canine Influenza Virus (H3N8)

Laura A. Nafe, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) University of Wisconsin–Madison Severe cases of kennel cough are highly contagious and can result in life-threatening respiratory compromise. Dr. Nafe provides detailed discussion from risk factors for—to treatment of this disease complex, including managing critically ill dogs. Bordetella bronchiseptica and canine influenza virus (CIV) …

Treatment Of Feline Lower Airway Disease

Claire Sharp, BSc, BVMS (Hons), MS, Diplomate ACVECC Remarkably common in cats, lower airway disease is classified into 2 predominant categories: asthma and chronic bronchitis. In this article, Dr. Sharp discusses the importance of differentiating between the 2 and the therapeutic approaches to acute and chronic management of the disease. Lower airway disease (LAD) is …

Vital Vaccination: Vaccination of Cats Against Infectious Upper Respiratory Disease

Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVPM (Hon) Dr. Ford highlights the several important variables that influence both the justification to vaccinate for feline infectious respiratory disease and the quality of immunity derived from vaccination. Four vaccines are currently available to aid in the prevention of upper respiratory disease (URD) in cats associated …

Diagnosis Of Feline Lower Airway Disease

Claire R. Sharp, BSc, BVMS (Hons), MS, Diplomate ACVECC Lower airway disease is remarkably common in cats, and it poses a clinical challenge whether in its acute or chronic state. In this first part of a 2-article series, the diagnosis of lower airway disease is investigated, from disease overview to presentation to diagnostic modalities. Lower …

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