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Features

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Treatment Plans for Routine and Refractory Canine Epilepsy

Erin Y. Akin, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Bush Veterinary Neurology Service, Woodstock, Ga.

An effective epilepsy treatment plan for dogs should reduce seizure frequency, maximize quality of life, and minimize adverse drug effects. Here’s how to make that happen, while maintaining a clear line of communication with the client along the way.

ISSUES IN GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS

Esophageal Foreign Bodies

Audrey K. Cook, BVMS, MRCVS, MSc Vet Ed, DACVIM-SAIM, DECVIM-CA, DABVP (Feline)
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

SOFT TISSUE SURGERY

Update on Ovariohysterectomy

Jacob M. Shivley, DVM, MS
Philip A. Bushby, DVM, MS, DACVS
Wilson Cooper Brookshire, DVM, MS, DACVPM (Epidemiology)
Kimberly Woodruff, DVM, MS, DACVPM (Epidemiology)
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine


Clinical Insights

FOCUS ON

Carprofen for Osteoarthritis and Pain Management in Dogs

Emily Sorah, PharmD, RPh, DICVP, FSVHP, FACVP
North Carolina State Veterinary Hospital Pharmacy

Osteoarthritis is the No. 1 cause of chronic pain in dogs. We take an in-depth look at the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug carprofen, which has shown to be effective in reducing pain in dogs with OA.

MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Identifying Signs of Animal Abuse

Jennifer Woolf, DVM, MS
Woolf Veterinary Forensics Consulting, Inc., Dublin, Calif.
Adam W. Stern, DVM, CMI-IV, CFC, DACVP
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Managing the Pain of Feline Degenerative Joint Disease

Janice Huntingford, DVM, DACVSMR, CVA, CVPP, CCRT, CAVCA
Essex Animal Hospital, Essex, Ontario, Canada

FINDING BALANCE

Telehealth: Navigating the New Normal

Kate Boatright, VMD
NVA Butler Veterinary Associates and Emergency Center, Butler, Pa.


Essentials

NUTRITION NOTES

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics, and Intestinal Health

Jan Suchodolski, DrMedVet, PhD, AGAF, DACVM
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Studies show that probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics can produce beneficial effects on some gastrointestinal disorders—but understanding how each product works and how to determine its quality are keys to a successful treatment strategy.

PARASITOLOGY

Chagas Disease: Trypanosoma cruzi Infection in Dogs

Ashley B. Saunders, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Sarah A. Hamer, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVPM (Epidemiology)
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

FROM THE FIELD

Addressing the Growing Problem of Overweight Pets

Emi K. Saito, VMD, MSPH, MBA, DACVPM (Epidemiology)
Banfield Pet Hospital, Vancouver, Wash.


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EDITOR’S NOTE

In Good Faith

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

INSIDE NAVC

Embrace Your Veterinary Community

TODAY’S VETERINARY NEWS

One World, One Medicine, One Health

Kristie Fender

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