Groundbreaking Dog Genetics Study Shows Benefits of DNA Testing
Wisdom Health, in collaboration with Genoscoper Laboratories, conducted an innovative study that shows genetic testing may predict if a dog is at risk for developing certain diseases. The study, published in PLOS Genetics, examined the DNA of more than 100,000 dogs, including 18,000 purebreds representing 330 breeds, types and varieties and 83,000 mixed breed dogs …
Ultrasonography of the Abdominal Vasculature
Welcome to our series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The initial articles provided an overview of basic ultrasonography principles and a discussion about how to perform a systematic scan of the abdomen. The rest of the series discusses ultrasound evaluation of specific abdominal organs/systems. Read the other small animal abdominal ultrasonography articles published …
“Mindfulness” has become a “buzz” word lately and with good reason; however, what we call mindfulness has been around for thousands of years. The practice of mindfulness involves intentionally being fully present in each moment with kindness, nonjudgmentally and without striving for things to be any different than they are. It provides a way to …
Educating Clients About Natural Heartworm Prevention
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 related to heartworm research and findings in veterinary medicine. “Are there …
Compassion Fatigue and the Veterinarian
From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics and spark conversations relevant to veterinary practices that ultimately help …
Pimobendan and Heart Disease
Pimobendan is a benzimidazole-pyridazinone derivative, labeled for use in dogs to manage congestive heart failure (CHF) resulting from dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) or degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD) in the United States. On the basis of its positive inotropic effects combined with arteriovenous dilation, it is classified as an inodilator.1 In this article, we provide relevant …
Finding Balance: Overcoming the State of Overwhelm
As veterinary professionals, we are wanted and needed. Here’s how to avoid being overwhelmed by daily demands.
Focus On: Hypothermia in the Operating Room
Keeping any anesthetized animal from hypothermia before, during, and after surgery is challenging. Here’s how to keep the patient warm.
Imaging Essentials: Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography – The Pancreas
An overview of basic ultrasonography principles and a discussion about how to perform a systematic scan of the abdomen.