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The Facts About Canine Influenza – An Interview with Dr. Edward Dubovi

Edward Dubovi, MS, PhD, is Director-Virology Laboratory, Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC), and a professor, at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, positions he has held for over 30 years. In 2004, the AHDC laboratory made the first isolation of the H3N8 canine influenza virus. In this interview, he shares critical information concerning the recent …

Clinical Approach to Canine Eyelid Disease: Blepharitis

Common clinical presentations of canine blepharitis, and a systematic approach to eyelid disease in dogs.

Eyelid disease in dogs is a common clinical challenge for general veterinary practitioners. Response to treatment can be an important diagnostic tool in canine ophthalmology.

Epileptic Emergencies: Status Epilepticus in Canine Patients

Oriana D. Scislowicz, BS, LVT CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets, Richmond, Virginia Status epilepticus (SE) is characterized by epileptic seizures that continue for more than 5 minutes, or the occurrence of more than 1 seizure within a 5-minute period in which the human or animal does not return to “normal” in between seizures. Some seizures …

What is New in the Diagnosis and Management of Canine Atopic Dermatitis

Sandra N. Koch, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVD University of Minnesota Canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) is a prevalent, multifaceted, pruritic skin disease with a complex etiopathogenesis (Figure 1). In recent years, remarkable progress in the understanding of CAD has led to new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.   UPDATES ON PATHOGENESIS OF CAD Not Always IgE Although …

Breed-Specific Respiratory Disease In Dogs: From Bulldogs To Terriers

Elizabeth Rozanski, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) & ACVECC Respiratory diseases and respiratory distress are common in dogs.1 Due to unique breed characteristics, including anatomic features, breed predilection exists for many respiratory conditions. As in all aspects of veterinary medicine, breed characteristics are remarkably useful in the initial generation of a differential diagnosis …

Addressing Brachycephalic Ocular Syndrome in the Dog

Caryn E. Plummer, DVM, Diplomate ACVO Each year, the NAVC Institute takes place in Orlando, Florida, and top specialists in select areas of veterinary medicine provide hands-on, one-on-one continuing education to Institute attendees.The NAVC and Today’s Veterinary Practice have partnered together to present the Practical Techniques from the NAVC Institute column, which includes material from …

Canine Leptospirosis: (Still) an Emerging Infection?

Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVPM (Hon) North Carolina State University In the United States, outbreaks of leptospirosis among dogs appear rare. The relatively low incidence of cases seen in private practice and lack of a rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test compromise the clinician’s ability to define exposure risk and need for routine …

Canine Arthropods: Mites & Ticks – Recommendations from the Companion Animal Parasite Council

R. William Stich, MS, PhD, University of Missouri I. Craig Prior, BVSc, CVJ, Murphy Road Animal Hospital, Nashville, Tennessee The mission of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human–animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and control of parasitic infections. For more information, …

Canine Heartworm Disease: Principles of Treatment

Charles Thomas Nelson, DVM Animal Medical Center, Anniston, Alabama Companion Animal Practices of North America (CAPNA) 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 …