Table of Contents: January/February 2019
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Julie M. Riha, DVM
Audrey Cook, BVM&S, MSc VetEd, MRCVS, DACVIM-SAIM, DECVIM-CA, DABVP (Feline)
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Jamie M. Burkitt-Creedon, DVM, DACVECC
College of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, Davis
Jessica Wilson, DVM
Formerly at Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice and In Home Euthanasia, Huntington Beach, California
Joyce Huang, BSFR
Joerg Mayer, DABVP, DACZM/ECZM
Lead or zinc toxicosis can happen quickly or build up slowly over time depending on how much of the metal a bird ingests and how much of the toxin is present. Diagnosis is based on the bird’s history, examination of the environment, radiographs, complete blood count, and plasma chemistry analysis.
Renee Girens, DVM, MS
Simon Swift, MA, VetMB, CertSAC, DECVIM-CA (Cardiology), MRCVS,
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Ellen I. Lowery, DVM, PhD, MBA
Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)
Stephen L. Jones, DVM, Immediate Past President, American Heartworm Society Lakeside Animal Hospital, Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Clients often don’t understand what heartworms are—nor do they understand the consequences of infection. Veterinarians must explain how quickly heartworms can cause disease, how the disease progresses, how severe and lifelong the effects of infection can be, and how important it is to prevent infection.
FROM THE FIELD
Emi Kate Saito, VMD, MSPH, MBA, DACVPM (Epidemiology), Sr. Manager Veterinary Research Programs
Banfield Pet Hospital, Vancouver, Washington
Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, FRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN
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