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Clinical Insights

Chiari-like Malformation: An Overview

The clinical signs of Chiari-like malformation are often confused with other otologic and dermatologic conditions, which may delay appropriate treatment. Definitive diagnosis is made using MRI of the brain and cervical spinal cord.

How to Prevent a Toxic Workplace

A healthy workplace contributes greatly to a veterinary professional’s personal wellbeing and productivity. Read more about how to prevent a toxic workplace.

Laser Therapy: Fact or Fancy?

Laser therapy is the result of electromagnetic energy interacting chemically and biologically with tissue, causing “photobiomodulation.” Learn more about the photobiomodulation and its effects in small animals.

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).

Evaluating Fresh Diets in Practice

Dietary trends for dogs and cats closely mirror those of their owners, and it is no surprise that home-prepared meals and their commercialized derivatives are now encountered in practice. These diets pose potential benefits as well as challenges, and clients increasingly expect veterinarians to demonstrate knowledge of them.

Post-Grooming Furunculosis

Post-grooming furunculosis in dogs is a deep bacterial folliculitis. A presumptive diagnosis is based on history and clinical signs.

Get Movin’!

The veterinary profession can be quite brutal when it comes to injuries (acute and chronic) and physical stressors in general. Here’s how to prevent them.

Mirtazapine in Cats: Dosage, Side Effects, and Efficacy

A closer look at the use of mirtazapine as an appetite stimulant in cats, including geriatric patients and those with kidney or liver disease.

A closer look at the use of mirtazapine as an appetite stimulant in cats, including dosage, side effects, and more.

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