Dietary Elimination Trial in a Dog with Protein-Losing Nephropathy
It is important to assess a diet’s complete nutritional profile, rather than relying on the general marketing, when evaluating if it is appropriate for patients.
This case report covers the dilemma of providing optimal nutrition to a dog with concurrent renal disease and suspected food allergy.
Approaches to Opportunistic Fungal Infections in Small Animals
While treatment of opportunistic fungal infections is challenging, early recognition and aggressive treatment can enhance the potential for success.
Although the prognosis of fungal infections is guarded to poor, a multi-modal and aggressive approach can yield some positive results.
Diagnostic Approach to the Pruritic Dog
There are many differential diagnoses for pruritus in dogs, but following a few guidelines in the correct order can greatly facilitate the workup.
A pruritic work-up should include getting a thorough history, eliminating infectious or parasitic causes before leaping into an allergic skin disease assessment, and leaving atopic dermatitis as a last-resort diagnosis.
The Class of 2021 Is Coming and We Aren’t Ready for It
Before we welcome a new generation of DVMs, we need to make sure our clinics will offer the right environment for success.
Before we welcome the Class of 2021 veterinary school graduates, we need to make sure our clinics will offer the right environment for success.
Hyperbaric and Laser Therapy for Acute Wound Pressure Necrosis
HBOT and HILT were used as components of a plan to treat pressure necrosis in this soft-coated Wheaten terrier.
This case report discusses the use of hyperbaric oxygen and high-intensity laser therapy to reverse the effects of accidental limb constriction from improper bandaging.
Surgical Management of Canine Liver Masses
Surgical intervention is indicated as the treatment of choice for massive, solitary liver tumors in dogs.
The prognosis is good for dogs with massive hepatocellular carcinoma, especially given the liver has an enormous capacity for regeneration. Specific surgical approaches depend on multiple variables, including surgeon preference as well as tumor characteristics.
Molecular Testing for Parasite Detection and Disease Diagnosis
Polymerase chain reaction testing is mainly used as a confirmatory test for detecting patient parasitic infection through DNA derived from parasite stages.
Appropriate use of PCR molecular techniques for definitive parasite detection depends on the need to distinguish between morphologically similar species
Lessons Learned From a Trying Year
NAVC Chief Veterinary Officer Dana Varble looks back at 2020 to take the good with the bad and prepare for a better year.
The year 2020 brought various trials for veterinary professionals. NAVC Chief Veterinary Officer Dana Varble takes a look back at lessons learned as we prepare for a positive 2021.
The Most Underutilized Resource in Your Clinic
Veterinary nurses are trained in a multitude of areas. Don't let their skills atrophy!
Some veterinarians have a hard time letting go of responsibilities. But fully utilizing your veterinary nurses will allow you to see more patients, enhance your relationship with clients and employees, and even improve your bottom line.