Evaluating and Managing Chronic Cough in Dogs
Chronic cough in dogs is a common presenting complaint in small animal practice. This article focuses on respiratory causes of chronic cough in dogs.
Post-grooming furunculosis in dogs is a deep bacterial folliculitis. A presumptive diagnosis is based on history and clinical signs.
Lead and Zinc Toxicity in Birds
When it comes to heavy-metal poisoning, lead and zinc are the most commonly reported of avian toxicoses in both captive and free-ranging birds.
Hypervitaminosis A in Reptiles
In reptiles, the clinical signs of hypervitaminosis A are typically manifested in the skin. Reptiles with chronic hypervitaminosis A require long-term support and wound management as well as routine check-ups.
Top 10 Toxicologic Causes of Hypoglycemia in Dogs
A discussion about the 10 most common toxicologic causes of hypoglycemia in the dog, including the sago palm tree, xylitol, NSAIDs, zinc and aluminum phosphide.
Toxicity of Art Supplies
Welcome to Practical Toxicology, brought to you in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) (aspcapro.org/poison). This column provides practical clinical information about diagnosing and treating pets that have been exposed to potentially harmful substances. The APCC: Provides 24-hour diagnostic and treatment recommendations by specially trained veterinary toxicologists Protects …
MRSA in the Veterinary Clinic: Management of Pets and People
Malia Ireland, DVM, MPH, Leslie Kollmann, BS, CVT, AAS, Joni Scheftel, DVM, MPH, DACVPM Staphylococcus aureus is a human-host adapted, Gram-positive bacteria commonly found on the skin and in the nasal passages of people. Often considered a commensal organism, it is also an opportunistic pathogen, causing skin and invasive infections. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) was …
Avian Aspergillosis: What Every Veterinarian Needs to Know
Joyce Huang, BSFR Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACZM University of Georgia BIRD’S EYE VIEW Certain avian species such as captive psittacines have been reported to be more at risk for Aspergillus infection. WHAT IS IT? Aspergillosis, a noncontagious, opportunistic fungal infection, is caused by Aspergillus species. It is also known as a mycotic …
Management of Dogs and Cats With Cognitive Dysfunction
Lynne Seibert, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVB Veterinary Behavior Consultants, Roswell, Georgia Behavior changes in older patients can indicate underlying medical issues, diminishing sensory capacities, age-related cognitive decline, a primary behavioral disorder, or a combination of these. Behavior problems can cause significant suffering for the patient, may challenge the caregiver’s ability to care for the pet, …