Endoscopy EssentialsLower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy SeriesPart 1: Overview of Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is a minimally invasive diagnostic technique that allows the clinician to evaluate the mucosal surfaces of the rectum, colon, ileocolic sphincter, cecum, and distal small intestine (ileum).
Practical Techniques from the NAVC InstituteBeyond Furosemide: The Role of Diuretics in Congestive Heart FailurePart 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 …
Journal ClubFocus on Canine Noise-Induced Fear
Fear of thunderstorms, fireworks, loud noises, gunshots, and vacuum cleaners is a common behavioral problem of companion animals. Between 17% and 49% of dogs experience an aversion to noise,1 and the resulting stress, anxiety, and exhibited behaviors may negatively affect animal health, life span, welfare, and the human–animal bond. Noise fear is manifested in many …
Preventing Dog Bites in ChildrenPart 1: Motivations & Myths
Ilana R. Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Reisner Veterinary Behavior & Consulting Services, LLC, Media, Pennsylvania This is the first article in a 2-part series on keeping children from being bitten by dogs. The second article—Management & Safety Practices—will be published in an upcoming issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice. The potential to cause injury is …
Practice BuildingAdding Veterinary Hospice Services to Your Practice
What is veterinary hospice? The authors define hospice and palliative care and discuss the importance of quality of life assessment, clear client communication, and use of best practices for pet care.
Juvenile Orthopedic Disease in Dogs & CatsPart 1: Musculoskeletal Development & Pediatric Bone Diseases
This article describes musculoskeletal development and provides an overview of pediatric bone diseases, including signalment, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.
Chronic OtitisA Dermatologist’s Perspective on SurgeryCE ARTICLE
A variety of surgical procedures can be performed for chronic proliferative, obstructive, and neoplastic ear diseases. Dr. Rosenkrantz describes the importance of presurgical diagnostics and client education, the role of medical therapy, and common surgical techniques for treatment of chronic otitis.
AHS Heartworm Hotline Canine Caval Syndrome Series:Part 3: Management of Caval Syndrome
Caval syndrome is a serious form of heartworm disease that must be promptly recognized as a surgical condition. This article focuses on the surgical treatment and postoperative outcome of caval syndrome.
APCC Practical Toxicology Treating Fertilizer Ingestions? As Easy As N-P-K
Dr. Charlotte Means of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center discusses types of fertilizers to which pets are commonly exposed and provides tips on diagnosing and managing fertilizer ingestion.