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Herbal Therapies for Osteoarthritis

Curcumin, boswellia, and cannabis are the 3 most frequently used herbal compounds in veterinary settings.

Given the relatively limited pharmaceutical treatment options for patients with osteoarthritis, herbal therapies and other nonpharmaceutical options are viable alternatives worthy of consideration.

Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

IMHA is one of the more commonly encountered causes of anemia in dogs and cats, but a practical management plan is required in order to identify and treat a suspected case.

The mortality rate among dogs with immune-mediated hemolytic anemia is high, but long-term prognosis after survival of the first months of treatment is fair.

Performing a Diet Trial to Identify Food Allergies in Dogs and Cats

A complete diagnostic elimination–challenge diet trial isolates the cause of adverse food reactions through 4 phases.

Confirmation of an adverse food reaction depends on reduction or resolution of clinical signs while the animal is being fed a strict elimination diet, recurrence of clinical signs when the animal’s diet is challenged, and resolution of signs after the elimination diet has been reinstated.

Wound Reconstruction Techniques: Free Skin Grafts

Full-thickness meshed sheet grafting and punch grafting are 2 of the most common grafting procedures performed in small animal practices.

In order to properly treat sizable wounds on the distal extremities of small animals, it’s helpful to know how skin grafts heal, tips for avoiding graft failure, and how to perform full-thickness meshed sheet and punch grafting.

The Endocannabinoid System and Phytocannabinoids

To ensure safety and effectiveness of cannabis use in animals, the challenge lies in education surrounding the endocannabinoid system and cannabis administration.

To use or advise clients about the use of cannabis as medicine, veterinarians must understand how the endocannabinoid system functions and how compounds in cannabis exert physiologic effects through accessing endogenous pathways.

Cytauxzoonosis in cats

Cytauxzoonosis in Cats

Because cytauxzoonosis in cats is associated with a high mortality rate and costly treatment, tick prevention is critical.

Cytauxzoonosis in cats can cause acute or chronic illness. It is treatable, albeit costly for chronically ill cats, yet continues to be associated with a high mortality rate.

Carprofen for Dogs: Osteoarthritis and Pain Management

Analyzing the use of carprofen for dogs with osteoarthritis and the additional benefits that can be seen with the use of adjunctive agents.

Carprofen for dogs with osteoarthritis has been shown to reduce pain, and additional benefits can be seen with the use of adjunctive agents.

Treatment Plans for Routine and Refractory Canine Epilepsy

An effective epilepsy treatment plan for dogs should reduce seizure frequency, minimize adverse drug effects, and maximize quality of life.

An effective epilepsy treatment plan for dogs should reduce seizure frequency, minimize adverse drug effects, and maximize quality of life.

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics, and Intestinal Health of Dogs and Cats

Probiotics for dogs and cats have become more prevalent. But probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics have shown beneficial effects on some GI disorders in various clinical trials.

Probiotics for dogs and cats have become more popular with pet owners. Probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics have shown beneficial effects on some GI disorders in various clinical trials.

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