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Table of Contents: July/August 2018

Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features Neurology Head Tilt in Dogs: A Clinical Approach Michelle Carnes, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology, Clearwater and Naples, FL Behavior Understanding the Cat Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (Feline) Cat Care Clinical, Madison, WI Respiratory Medicine Practice Step by Step: Providing Supplemental …

Table of Contents: May/June 2018

Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features   Continuing Education Cardiology Congestive Heart Failure in Canines Simon Swift, MA, VetMB, CertSAC, DECVIM (Cardiology), MRCVS University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine The Neutering Controversy Understanding Data on Hormones, Behavior and Neoplasia Vanna M. Dickerson, DVM, MS Janet A. Grimes, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA …

Finding Balance
Overcoming the State of Overwhelm

Dr. Laura Baltodano, Owner of Lighthouse Pet Clinic Lehigh Acres, Florida Have you ever found yourself with your fingers interlaced through your hair pressing and digging into your scalp, or perhaps even pulling your hair, in frustration? From the moment you wake up, it seems that everyone is demanding your attention. It’s no wonder that …

Management Strategies
MRSA in the Veterinary Clinic: Management of Pets and People

Malia Ireland, DVM, MPH, Leslie Kollmann, BS, CVT, AAS, Joni Scheftel, DVM, MPH, DACVPM Staphylococcus aureus is a human-host adapted, Gram-positive bacteria commonly found on the skin and in the nasal passages of people. Often considered a commensal organism, it is also an opportunistic pathogen, causing skin and invasive infections. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) was …

Focus On Hypothermia in the Operating Room

Jane Quandt, DVM, DACVAA, DACVECC University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Keeping any anesthetized animal from hypothermia before, during, and after surgery is a delicate balance of monitoring during treatment and avoiding potential complications when the animal is recovering. This article provides a case study of a Yorkshire terrier under anesthesia during surgery, along …

Imaging Essentials
Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography:
The Pancreas

Elizabeth Huynh, DVM Clifford R. Berry, DVM, DACVR University of Florida Welcome to our series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The initial articles provided an overview of basic ultrasonography principles and a discussion about how to perform a systematic scan of the abdomen. The rest of the series discusses ultrasound evaluation of specific …

Internal Medicine
The Asthmatic Cat: Management Guidelines

Tekla Lee-Fowler, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM) Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Asthma Therapy Management of the actue and the chronic asthmatic feline patient must be addressed using a multi-modal, anti-inflammatory approach. Feline asthma is an inflammatory condition of the lower airways that manifests clinically as a chronic cough and, in some cases, intermittent exacerbations …

The Neutering Controversy
Understanding Data on Hormones, Behavior and Neoplasia

Vanna M. Dickerson, DVM, MS Janet A. Grimes, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA Mandy L. Wallace, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine Judgment Call The decision to spay or neuter a pet should be an individual one with a thorough discussion between the owner and the veterinarian about what risks are present and …

Continuing Education: Cardiology Congestive Heart Failure in Canines

Simon Swift, MA, VetMB, CertSAC, DECVIM (Cardiology), MRCVS University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Heart failure is a syndrome of clinical signs that, although well recognized by clinicians, is difficult to define precisely. It involves the heart’s inability to maintain output sufficient to meet the body’s needs, or to do so at normal filling …

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