Alfaxalone: An Old Drug in a New Formulation
Alfaxalone has been used to induce general anesthesia for many years, but only recently has a new formulation with preservatives become available in the United States. This formulation has a shelf life of 28 days after first use. It is approved for IV administration to induce and maintain general anesthesia in dogs and cats; however, it is also used via the IM route for induction and sedation (off label).
The Importance of Elevating Veterinary Technicians
Banfield is invested in supporting credentialed veterinary technicians. In addition to increasing hourly pay and continuing education funding for all our veterinary technicians in 2018, Banfield is supporting the Veterinary Nurse Initiative.
Nutrition and Wound Healing
Wound healing requires the body to have sufficient energy stores to rebuild tissue. Without these resources, the animal’s body begins to break down endogenous protein in an attempt to meet its needs for the “building blocks” of healing. A strategy to provide adequate nutrients should be created for every wound patient.
Time’s Up? Not Yet
Female veterinarians are still lagging behind their male peers in terms of pay, and men still outnumber women in more senior roles, despite a female majority across the profession as a whole.
Preliminary Data From Cannabidiol Clinical Trials “Promising” for Canines With Epilepsy
Researchers found that 89% of canines that received cannabidiol in a clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures compared to 43% in the control group.
Allergic Dermatitis in Canines and Felines
Banfield Pet Hospital’s 2018 State of Pet Health® Report focused on the 3 common allergic dermatitis conditions found in pet patients: food, flea, and atopy.
The Diagnosis of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism
Diagnosis of canine hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) or Cushing’s syndrome is difficult in some cases due to factors such as the presence of nonadrenal illness and limitations in the tests.
Internal MedicineThe Asthmatic Cat: Management Guidelines
Tekla Lee-Fowler, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM) Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Asthma Therapy Management of the actue and the chronic asthmatic feline patient must be addressed using a multi-modal, anti-inflammatory approach. Feline asthma is an inflammatory condition of the lower airways that manifests clinically as a chronic cough and, in some cases, intermittent exacerbations …
The Neutering ControversyUnderstanding Data on Hormones, Behavior and Neoplasia
Vanna M. Dickerson, DVM, MS Janet A. Grimes, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA Mandy L. Wallace, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Judgment Call The decision to spay or neuter a pet should be an individual one with a thorough discussion between the owner and the veterinarian about what risks are present and …