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Gastroenterology

Acute Abdomen in Dogs & Cats: Step-by-Step Approach to Patient Care

Garret Pachtinger, VMD, Diplomate ACVECC Acute gastrointestinal distress and abdominal pain require prompt evaluation and immediate intervention. They also prompt the practitioner to ask: Does the patient require medical or surgical management? This article presents the important answers to that question. Acute gastrointestinal (GI) distress and abdominal pain require prompt evaluation and immediate intervention to …

GI Intervention: Approach to Diagnosis & Therapy of the Patient With Acute Diarrhea

P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, Diplomate ACVIM Diarrhea can be defined as increased fecal fluidity, usually accompanied by increased defecation frequency and volume of feces. Most cases of diarrhea are mild and self-limiting, requiring minimal diagnostics and therapy. Life-threatening cases can occur, however, that require greater diagnostic efforts and intensive care. ACUTE VERSUS CHRONIC …

GI Intervention: Approach to Diagnosis & Therapy of the Vomiting Patient

P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, Diplomate ACVIM Vomiting is a common clinical complaint in both dogs and cats and a clinical sign common to diseases of many body systems. Management includes controlling vomiting, addressing underlying causes, and correcting fluid and electrolyte abnormalities. Vomiting is a very common clinical complaint in both dogs and cats. …

Endoscopic Equipment for the Veterinary Practitioner

Julie Callahan Clark, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the examiner to look within an organ or body cavity and gain diagnostic information, which includes grossly evaluating an area of interest and obtaining tissue for histopathologic evaluation. While gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy represents the most common use in veterinary medicine, endoscopes …

Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, and Related Literature

  Atopic dermatitis & masitinib, cytology for prognosis of mast cell tumors, enrofloxacin for UTIs, feline urethral obstructions, infectious disease from Hurricane Katrina, measuring food, nasal inflammatory polyps, radioactive iodine vs methimazole, respiratory disease in cats, septic peritonitis, whelping complications UROLOGY Interim Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of a High Dose Short Duration Enrofloxacin …

Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

  CARDIOLOGY Comparison of Auscultatory and Echocardiographic Findings in Healthy Adult Cats Wagner T, Luis-Fuentes V, Payne JR, et al. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 2010; 12:171-182. This study examined the prevalence of heart murmurs and echocardiographic evidence of heart disease in a population of 199 healthy cats. A heart murmur was detected in a relatively …

Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, and Related Literature

  Urine protein:creatinine ratio, cardiac mutation, GI neoplasia, PT for degenerative myelopathy, retaining employees, parturition survey, pituitary adenomas in rats, allergic conjunctivitis, hyperthyroid diets, anesthetic protocols. UROLOGY Comparison of Urine Protein-to-Creatinine Ratio in Urine Samples Collected by Cystocentesis versus Free Catch in Dogs Beatrice L, Nizi F, Callegari D, et al. Journal of the American …

Collection of Commentaries on Recent Veterinary & Medical Literature

OPHTHALMOLOGY Canine Conjunctival Mast Cell Tumors: A Retrospective Study Fife M, Blocker T, Fife T, et al. Veterinary Ophthalmology 2011; 14(3):153-160. The canine eye seems to be a privileged site for protection from metastasis when it comes to some usually aggressive tumors, such as melanoma, hemangiosarcoma, and conjunctival mast cell tumorsĀ (MCTs), which was confirmed in …

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