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Features

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Canine Influenza: New Strains and Treatment

Amber Graham, DVM, and
Kate E. CreevyDVM, MS, DACVIM
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, College Station, Texas

In the U.S., 2 strains of canine influenza virus (CIV)—H3N8 and H3N2—have been identified. Learn to recognize the clinical signs of CIV infection, select appropriate diagnostic tests, and develop a therapeutic plan. Plus, when to recommend vaccination for CIV and deploy strategies to prevent spread of disease if a case presents in your practice.

ISSUES IN ENDOCRINOLOGY

Diagnosis and Management of Hypoadrenocorticism in Dogs

Pamela Galati, BVetMed, MRCVS, and
Patty Lathan, VMD, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Starkville, Miss.

SOFT TISSUE SURGERY

Surgical Drains: Placement, Management, and Removal

Alicia Oberhaus, DVM, and
Michael S. McFadden, MS, DVM, DACVS, 
Houston Mobile Veterinary Surgery, Houston, Texas


Clinical Insights

MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Chiari-like Malformation: An Overview

Michelle Carnes, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology, Naples, Fla.

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.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Laser Therapy: Fact or Fancy?

John C. Godbold, Jr., DVM
Stonehaven Veterinary Consulting, Jackson, Tenn.

FOCUS ON

The Use of Capromorelin for the Clinical Problem of Inappetence

Chad M. Johannes, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM, Oncology), and
Margaret L. Musser, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa

FINDING BALANCE

How to Prevent a Toxic Workplace

Kellie G. OlahSPHR, SHRM-CP
Veterinary Business Advisors, Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J.


Essentials

HEARTWORM HOTLINE

Practical Advice About Heartworm Preventive Lapses

Andrew Moorhead, DVM, MS, PhD, Dip. ACVM (Parasitology)
Assistant Professor, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, Ga.

 

NUTRITION NOTES

Nutrition and Diabetes Mellitus

Cynthia R. Ward, VMD, PhD, DACVIM
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, Ga.

An essential part of therapy for diabetes mellitus (DM) is nutrition, which can greatly affect the way dogs and cats with diabetes live. For dogs with DM, it is more important that they eat regularly than be strictly limited to certain foods. For cats with DM, diet is much more important and can significantly affect DM control. After the initial diagnosis, consider all the factors before prescribing a diet regimen.

FROM THE FIELD

Supporting Emotional and Mental Health in the Veterinary Profession

Daniel Aja, DVM
Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Operations, Banfield Pet Hospital


Columns

EDITOR’S NOTE

A Crisis of Historic Proportions

Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, FRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN

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