Liver Enzyme Interpretation and Liver Function Tests
Reviewing the interpretation and limitations of serum liver enzyme activity and liver function tests for dogs and cats.
Reviewing the interpretation and limitations of serum liver enzyme activity and liver function tests for dogs and cats in veterinary medicine.
Uncovering the Cause of Fever in Cats
The normal body temperature range in cats is 38.1°C to 39.2°C (100.5°F–102.5°F). Fever of unknown origin (FUO) in cats is classified as a temperature higher than 39.7°C (103.5°F) measured at least 4 times in a 2-week period without an identified cause.
The Practitioner’s Acid–Base Primer: Obtaining & Interpreting Blood Gases
Lori S. Waddell, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC This article is the first in a 2-part series that addresses alterations in acid–base and respiratory function, which are common in both emergency patients as well as hospitalized, critically ill patients. Familiarity with obtaining and interpreting blood gases can be essential in the management of these patients. Part 1 …
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcal Infections: Recent Developments
Christine L. Cain, DVM, Diplomate ACVD The increasing prevalence of staphylococcal antimicrobial resistance, particularly methicillin resistance, presents a challenge to veterinary practitioners treating clinical infections. Failure to recognize staphylococcal antimicrobial resistance frequently results in ineffective empiric therapeutic choices and protracted clinical disease. In addition, concern is developing regarding potential transmission of antimicrobial-resistant strains from humans …