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.
Ultrasonography of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Stomach, Duodenum, and Jejunum
LOCALIZATION AND SCANNING TECHNIQUE Typically, an 8 to 10-MHz curved array or 12-MHz linear transducer is used for dogs and cats. Animals are usually scanned in dorsal recumbency; however, right and left lateral recumbency may assist with displacement of gas and fluid in the stomach to better visualize deeper structures. Longitudinal axis and transverse axis …
What Not to Miss at VMX 2018
This year, VMX 2018, formerly the NAVC Conference, is bigger and better than ever. As always, it will feature top-tier continuing education opportunities from world-renowned presenters, but VMX 2018 is much more than that. From unparalleled professional development and networking opportunities to exciting entertainment events, there is so much more to discover. Take full advantage …
The Age of the Veterinary Nurse Has Arrived! Part I: What’s in a Name?
If anything prevents continued advancement of this professional body, it may be the confusion over why there are so many different titles. If this confuses us, then how does it affect our patients’ owners’ acceptance and recognition, an integral component in improving our retention of veterinary technicians? I will focus on where we are, and …
Finding Time for Self-Care
Veterinarians who are trying to achieve that elusive work-life balance need to find time for self-care. Self-care is critical to overall happiness and fulfillment in both life and career.
Heartworm Infection in Ferrets
Leonie Kondert, DVM Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACZM University of Georgia Because of their friendly and playful character, ferrets are commonly kept as pets in the United States. Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) belong to the family Mustelidae. The genus Mustela includes weasels, the European mink, the American mink, ferrets, and South American weasels. Ferrets …
Nutritional Management for Gastrointestinal Disease in Dogs and Cats
Several gastrointestinal diets can help address GI disease in dogs and cats based on their nutritional components. A major consideration in choosing a diet is the digestibility of the nutrients.
Nutritional deficiencies commonly occur as a consequence of gastrointestinal disease. Special diets for GI disease in dogs and cats can be effective based on their nutritional components.
Focus on Overweight and Obesity in Cats
From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics and spark conversations relevant to veterinary practices that ultimately help …
Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs and Cats
Diagnosis, diagnostics, and treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in dogs and cats, a multifactorial disease characterized by chronic enteropathies that can significantly impact quality of life.
Inflammatory bowel disease is a multifactorial disease of dogs and cats characterized by chronic enteropathies that can significantly impact quality of life. This article discusses the believed influences on gut inflammation, potential diagnostics, treatment options, and clinical outcomes in light of the most recent literature available.