Vaccination Overview: Leptospirosis
Dogs that may come in contact with wildlife or outdoor water sources are among the group that should receive a leptospirosis vaccine.
This overview on the leptospirosis vaccine goes over the basics, as well as serovars, serogroups, and sequence types.
Step-by-Step Guide to Making an Enteral Nutrition Plan
Enteral feeding can be beneficial to a wide array of sick patients. This guide makes it easy for the general practitioner to provide this service.
Although this step-by-step guide can help clinicians make enteral nutrition plans, it is just a starting point. Enteral nutrition plans can be tailored to each individual patient.
Ear Mites: Uncovering, Treating, and Preventing Infestations
Routine diagnostic tests can miss Otodectes cynotis infestations, but safe treatment is readily available for both dogs and cats.
Careful diagnostic evaluation and routine use of acaricides help mitigate infestation with this common parasite.
Feline Giardia: Transmission, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Feline Giardia duodenalis infection can be found in every region of the U.S.
This overview on feline Giardia covers transmission, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and zoonotic implications.
Canine Parainfluenza Virus Vaccination
Canine parainfluenza virus can have a significant impact on young or vulnerable dogs when it interacts with other pathogens.
Routine vaccination helps reduce the role that CPIV plays in coinfection with a growing number of pathogens, thereby keeping at-risk dogs and populations healthier.
Compliance Strategies for the Obese Patient
Although obesity can be a frustrating disorder to manage, these strategies can help you incorporate your clients into the pet’s individualized weight-loss plan.
Showing clients how to assess weight and discussing what “non-negotiables” are important to the human-animal bond are just a few strategies at increasing client compliance in a weight-loss plan.
Canine Parvovirus Vaccination
The canine parvovirus vaccine is considered a core vaccine, making it a critical part of a routine wellness plan.
Parvovirus is a serious disease that can be readily prevented with the vaccine. Client communication on the disease process, its status as a core vaccine, and antibody tests to assess titer levels can all contribute to continued protection.
Supplements for Small Animal Cancer Patients
Discussing the complementary role of herbs and dietary supplements with clients provides an opportunity for the veterinarian to strengthen the veterinarian-client relationship.
Veterinarians face multiple questions and challenges from clients whose pets have cancer, and clients appreciate veterinary guidance and the logical integration of appropriate herbs and dietary supplements with conventional therapies.
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