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January/February 2014

January/February 2014
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Want to view the the full digital issue? Click here. Features Consider This Case: Alopecia, Easily Epilated Hair, & Inappetence In A Cat Jennifer C. Olson, DVM; Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Feline); & J. Scot Estep, DVM, Diplomate ACVP Canine Hyperadrenocorticism – Challenges Establishing The Diagnosis Ann Della Maggiore, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, & …

ACVN Nutrition Notes
Nutritional Management of Renal Disease:
An Evidence-Based Approach

Sherry Lynn Sanderson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVN University of Georgia Successful treatment of chronic kindney disease involves a multi-modal approach to identify and eliminate exacerbating factors together with implementation of veterinary therapeutic renal diets and medical management. Today’s Veterinary Practice is delighted to announce that the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (acvn.org) has …

Today’s Technician
Nursing Care & Triage for Head Trauma Patients

Oriana D. Scislowicz, BS, LVT This article covers the gamut from triage and emergency assessment, initial stabilization, physical examination, diagnosis, surgical and/or medical therapy, and monitoring of the patient. Although animals with head trauma are frequently presented to emergency hospitals, veterinary teams at general practices encounter these patients as well. Therefore, understanding triage and emergency …

Welcome to…Pet Health by the Numbers

Today’s Veterinary Practice is delighted to announce our new partnership with Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com), which will provide our readers with statistical insights developed through Banfield’s internal research team and Banfield Applied Research and Knowledge (BARK). This data, along with commentaries from experts in different fields of veterinary medicine, will be presented in Pet Health …

Advanced Imaging: Its Place In General Practice

Matthew Wright, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVR, Idexx Teleradiology, DVMinsight Dr. Wright provides recommendations for identifying veterinary patients that will benefit from advanced imaging, addresses the importance of client communication, and discusses new advancements that may help practitioners introduce advanced imaging into their practices. In the last 2 decades, use of advanced imaging modalities, such as …

Assessment Of Acute Pain In Cats

Sheilah Robertson, BVMS (Hons), PhD, MRCVS, Diplomate ECVAA, ACVAA, ACAW, & ECAWBM (Welfare Science, Ethics and Law) Michigan State University The first of a 2-part series, Dr. Robertson emphasizes the importance of accurate pain assessment in order to provide the best pain management. To appropriately assess and treat pain in cats, the health care provider …

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: The RECOVER Guidelines

The RECOVER initiative created the first consensus guidelines on veterinary resuscitation, and discusses the 5 domains of CPR: preparedness and prevention, basic life support, advanced life support, monitoring, and post cardiac arrest care.

Canine Hyperadrenocorticism
Challenges Establishing The Diagnosis

Ann Della Maggiore, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, & Richard Nelson, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM University of California–Davis Canine Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, can be challenging to definitively diagnose. Given the complexity of hyperadrenocorticism, the authors provide an in-depth review of the diagnostic process, including an algorithm and case study, to aid the practitioner. Spontaneously occurring canine hyperadrenocorticism …

Consider This Case: Alopecia, Easily Epilated Hair, & Inappetence In A Cat

Jennifer C. Olson, DVM; Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Feline); & J. Scot Estep, DVM, Diplomate ACVP This article describes clinical signs, laboratory diagnostics, imaging, and cytologic analysis for a cat with progressive nonpruritic dermatologic changes, inappetence, decreased water consumption, and recent anorexia. Can you determine the diagnosis? A 14-year-old spayed female domestic medium-hair …

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