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July/August 2013

July/August 2013
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Want to view the the full digital issue? Click here. Features Feline Diabetes Mellitus: Updates on Diagnosis & Treatment David Bruyette, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, and Karen Eiler, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM West Los Angeles Animal Hospital Canine Cranial Cruciate Disease: Updating Our Knowledge about Pathogenesis & Diagnosis James K. Roush, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS Kansas …

Diagnosis of Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Todd Archer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, and Andrew Mackin, BSc, BVMS, Diplomate ACVIM Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia is one of the most common immune-mediated hematologic disorders in dogs and cats. Part 1 of this 2-article series discusses pathophysiology and diagnosis of IMHA, including patient predilection, history and clinical signs, physical examination, diagnostics, and differential diagnoses. Immune-mediated hemolytic …

Lymphoma in Ferrets: A Diagnostic Challenge

Natalie Antinoff, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Ferret lymphosarcoma can occur anywhere in the body and clinical presentation and diagnostic results may vary, leading to incorrect diagnosis. A detailed review of the diagnostic approach to this common ferret disease is presented as well as the current challenges with regard to staging and grading for treatment …

Feline Diabetes Mellitus
Updates on Diagnosis & Treatment

David Bruyette, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, and Karen Eiler, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM Feline diabetes mellitus, one of the most commonly encountered feline endocrine diseases, is comprehensively reviewed, with an emphasis on providing up-to-date information on diagnosis and treatment based on current literature and research. The article outlines the insulins available for therapeutic use in cats …

The Back Page
When Animal Abuse Darkens Your Door

An Interview With Melinda Merck, DVM Dr. Melinda Merck’s name has become internationally associated with veterinary forensics. Most notably, and recently, she played a critical role in the Michael Vick case, performing necropsies on the abused dogs. Her work allowed the prosecution to put together the details of the case, leading to the NFL quarterback’s …

Journal Club
Feline Kidney Disease 

FOCUS ON FELINE KIDNEY DISEASE Kidney diseases are a critical part of feline medicine, yet we still have so much to learn about disorders of this organ. Thankfully, a lot of research is being accomplished in this area, and following are some of the most intriguing papers recently published. In a pair of papers, Monaghan and colleagues discuss …

Dental Diagnosis
Periodontal Disease of the Mandible

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC This case series provides 3 pages of images, details, and questions, challenging you to diagnose and determine the therapeutic approach you would chose for the patient. For this issue, mandibular periodontal disease is obvious in the initial image, but there is much more to consider before reaching a …

Vital Vaccination: Feline Injection-Site Sarcoma

Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVPM (Hon) Feline injection-site sarcoma, or FISS, is a controversial topic; however, Dr. Richard Ford presents a comprehensive overview of the history, literature, and current issues associated with FISS. In addition, two very interesting questions are answered: What do we still need to learn about FISS and …

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