Neutrophilic Cholangitis in Cats: Are You Missing Out on an Easy Diagnosis?
Hepatopathies such as cholangitis can be difficult to identify; diagnostics include imaging, cytology, histopathology, and various lab tests.
Diagnosing Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs
Pancreatitis causes significant illness in dogs and is considered to be the most common disease of the exocrine pancreas. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis can be difficult because clinical signs and results of diagnostic testing are often nonspecific. This article addresses the diagnostic approach to patients with signs suggestive of pancreatitis.
Telmisartan for Treating Systemic Hypertension
A review of the mechanism of action of the angiotensin II receptor blocker telmisartan; plus, its use in veterinary medicine to date.
Feeding Cats With Chronic Kidney Disease: Customizing the Nutritional Management Plan
Nutritional intervention is the cornerstone for maintaining health and quality of life for cats with chronic kidney disease. Rather than resorting to the one-size-fits-all dietary approaches of the past, veterinarians today can manage patients as the unique individuals they are.
Chronic Kidney Disease Screening and Confirmation Testing in Cats
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in older cats. A 1992 study of 2228 cats found 31% of cats older than 10 years to be affected1; a smaller and more recent study of a random cohort of cats found incidence to be 50%.2 New testing options may help you …
Dietary Guidelines for Dogs with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Manipulating a patient’s diet can slow the progression of CKD in dogs, minimize uremic symptoms, and improve quality of life.
Manipulating a patient’s diet can minimize uremic symptoms, and improve quality of life for dogs with CKD, chronic kidney disease.
Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography: The Pancreas
An overview of basic ultrasonography principles and a discussion about how to perform a systematic scan of the abdomen.
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.
To Feed or Not to Feed? Controversies in the Nutritional Management of Pancreatitis
nutritional management of pancreatitis continues to be guided primarily by the human literature and clinical experience due to lack of controlled clinical trials. Any…