January/February 2018

Focus On: Leptospirosis

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.

Inside NAVC: 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 …

Finding Balance: Time Management

Laura Baltodano, Owner of Lighthouse Pet Clinic Lehigh Acres, Florida Action step Watch the video on my website and begin implementing the concepts and tips outlined that will enable you to better manage your time: laurabaltodano.com/5-top-time-management-tips. The number 1 reason I hear from my clients about not taking care of themselves is lack of time: …

Nutrition Notes: Diarrhea, Vomiting, and Food, Oh My! Nutritional Management for Gastrointestinal Disease

Angela Witzel, DVM, PhD, DACVN The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Nutritional management of gastrointestinal disease is a broad topic incorporating both acute and chronic diseases of the stomach, small intestines, pancreas, gallbladder, and colon. As such, this article introduces the types of gastrointestinal diets available to help the clinician decide which one …

From the Field: Focus on Overweight and Obesity in Cats

Kirk Breuninger, VMD, MPH, DACVPM Banfield Pet Hospital Vancouver, Washington 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 …

Gastroenterology: Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs and Cats

Kayode Garraway, DVM Karin Allenspach, DVM, PhD, DECVIM-CA Albert Jergens, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM) Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine CREATURE DISCOMFORTS Inflammatory bowel diseases are the most common cause of chronic vomiting and diarrhea in dogs and cats. The term IBD is used to describe a group of conditions characterized by inflammation …

Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Updates on Diagnosis and Treatment

Frane Banovic, DVM, PhD, DECVD University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine CLEAN SLATE Topical once- to twice-weekly therapy using antimicrobial shampoos (eg, chlorhexidine, benzoyl peroxide, miconazole, ketoconazole) and ear cleansers are recommended as an essential component in the long-term management of secondary infected CAD.   Canine atopic dermatitis (CAD) is a common skin disorder …

Table of Contents: January/February 2018

Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features   Continuing Education: Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs and Cats Kayode Garraway, DVM, Karin Allenspach, DVM, PhD, DECVIM-CA, and Albert Jergens, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM) Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine     Continuing Education: Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Updates on Diagnosis and Treatment …

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