Canine Gait Analysis
New validated objective gait analysis technologies have become available to help veterinarians quantitate characteristics of gait, which can greatly assist in the detection of a subtle lameness as well as response to various treatments.
Cushing’s Disease in Dogs Part 3: Current & Investigative Options for Therapy
Commonly used treatments in the management of Cushing's disease in dogs, or PHD, are mitotane and trilostane.
An analysis of treatment and therapy options for the management of Cushing’s disease in dogs, or canine pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism.
Canine Caval Syndrome Series, Part 2: A Practical Approach to Diagnosing Caval Syndrome
Stephen L. Jones, DVM Lakeside Animal Hospital, Moncks Corner, South Carolina The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlight current topics …
Cushing’s Disease in Dogs Part 2: Diagnostic Approach
Diagnosis of Cushing's disease in dogs requires incorporating information from the history, physical examination, and routine laboratory tests.
A diagnostic approach to addressing Cushing’s disease in dogs, or canine pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH), and information needed for laboratory assessment.
The Practitioner’s Guide to Neurologic Causes of Canine Anisocoria
Heidi Barnes Heller, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), and Ellison Bentley, DVM, Diplomate ACVO University of Wisconsin–Madison Anisocoria is defined as pupil asymmetry, and may be seen with ocular or neurologic dysfunction (Figure 1).1 When anisocoria is caused by neurologic disease, unequal pupil size may result from malfunction of the sympathetic, parasympathetic, or visual systems. When …
Cushing’s Disease in Dogs: Diagnosis, Clinical Signs, and Laboratory Findings
Canine pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH), also known as Cushing’s disease, is a common endocrine disorder in older dogs.
Pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism, also known as Cushing’s disease, is a common endocrine disorder in older dogs. This article covers the diagnosis of Cushing’s disease in dogs and more.
Responding to a Cardiac Emergency: Pericardial Effusion in Canine Patients
Oriana D. Scislowicz, BS, LVT CVCA – Cardiac Care for Pets, Richmond, Virginia Pericardial effusion is considered a cardiac emergency situation that is most commonly seen in canine patients. It is very important, especially for veterinary technicians in emergency care facilities, to be able to recognize the signs of pericardial effusion and quickly respond. PATHOPHYSIOLOGY …
Parasitology Expertise from the NCVP: Canine Tick-Borne Diseases
Lindsay A. Starkey, DVM, PhD, and Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Parasitology) Oklahoma State University The Parasitology Expertise from the NCVP column is brought to you in partnership between the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology (ncvetp.org) and Today’s Veterinary Practice. The mission of the NCVP is to further the discipline of parasitology by …
Heart Failure in Dogs: 6 Practical Tips From Veterinary Cardiologists
Heart failure in dogs is a complex condition, but successful management is possible.
Heart failure in dogs is a complex condition, but successful management is possible. Here are practical tips for diagnosis and management of heart failure in dogs.