COVID-19 Business Closures: Veterinary Practices Are “Essential Services or Businesses”
The AAVSB is urging lawmakers to classify veterinary practices as essential businesses and endorsing telemedicine as an important way to protect the health of veterinary team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
VetFolio to Offer Free Online Classes to Help Veterinarians Meet CE Deadlines During Coronavirus Outbreak
In light of many CE events and conferences getting indefinitely postponed, VetFolio has offered free CE to anyone looking to meet state requirement deadlines.
Coronavirus Update: Emerging Strains and Veterinary Patients
An emerging coronavirus causing an outbreak of respiratory disease in humans has led to questions about the importance of this newly discovered virus, if any, to our veterinary patients.
COVID-19 Outbreak: Keeping the Pet Community Safe
Knowing that 32% of a practice’s patient population is now designated as high risk by the CDC for COVID-19, BabelBark is encouraging practices to seriously consider using technology to help engage those pet owners who may not be able to leave their homes for the pet’s care.
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management of Leptospirosis in Dogs
Leptospirosis is an emerging zoonotic disease found throughout most of the United States. Leptospirosis affects many organ systems and varies in severity; clinical signs range from none or mild and self-limiting to severe with acute kidney injury, hepatopathy, and/or vasculitis. Fortunately, the prognosis for most patients is favorable with appropriate medical care.
Canine Influenza: New Strains and Treatment
In the U.S., 2 strains of canine influenza virus (CIV)—H3N8 and H3N2—have been identified. Learn to recognize the clinical signs of CIV infection, select appropriate diagnostic tests, and develop a therapeutic plan. Plus, when to recommend vaccination for CIV and deploy strategies to prevent spread of disease if a case presents in your practice.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that is of importance in human and veterinary medicine due to its zoonotic potential. With early and aggressive treatment that includes attentive monitoring, prognosis for recovery is excellent.
First Look: The Banfield VET Report
The first annual Banfield Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET) Report was released earlier this year. Titled “Are We Doing Our Part to Prevent Superbugs? Antimicrobial Usage Patterns Among Companion Animal Veterinarians,” it emphasizes how antimicrobials can be critical for…
Focus on Infectious Diseases
It seems to be getting harder and harder for veterinarians to “keep up.” Advances in technology result in ongoing discoveries every week, and the number of journals with important information appears to grow exponentially. In this Journal Club column, some key articles about infectious diseases are highlighted. You may not have come across them in …