Practical ToxicologyEthanol Toxicosis: A Review
Although we mostly think of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) as the alcohol used in beverages, it is also found in other substances: liquid medications, cosmetics, hand sanitizers, perfumes, colognes, mouthwashes, food flavorings (eg, vanilla extract), alcohol-filled chocolates, and fermenting yeast bread dough.
Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus: Stabilization and Surgery
Gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV) is an acute, life-threatening disorder in dogs, characterized by abnormal twisting of the stomach on its mesenteric axis, with subsequent gastric gas accumulation and distention.
Practical ParasitologyThe Flea-Infested PetHow to Manage the Pet and Its Environment
This follow-up article addresses key factors to consider in designing a flea control treatment program. Individualization is the key: Although the products available today…
VET Report Vitals What Does a Rise in Antimicrobial Resistance Mean?
Molly McCallister, DVM, MPH Banfield Pet Hospital, Portland, Oregon VET Report Vitals focuses on the results of the groundbreaking Banfield Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET) Report™ “Are We Doing Our Part to Prevent Superbugs? Antimicrobial Usage Patterns Among Companion Animal Veterinarians.” This report, a collaboration between the NAVC and Banfield Pet Hospital, aims to promote prudent antimicrobial use among …
Paying for Moments of Certainty?
Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology) & DECVN University of Georgia As the debate around human healthcare insurance currently dominates our lives in the United States, it’s worth asking relevant questions about insurance options for the pets we treat. As veterinary care continues to advance, so do the associated costs, which undoubtedly impact “best …
Veterinary Telehealth: What Is It, Where Are We, and What’s Next?
Attend a conference, pick up a trade publication, or simply talk with other veterinarians and one word keeps coming up again and again: telehealth. The term is as misunderstood…
Today’s Veterinary News
NEW Mosquito Control Guidelines The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) has issued its first-ever set of guidelines on mosquito control. The guidelines recommend an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” strategy, which employs the use of EPA-registered repellents/insecticides on pet and humans, minimizing exposure and altering the environment to discourage mosquito growth development. The guidelines emphasize that …
Dermatology Details Dermatology Diagnostics: Cutaneous Biopsy
Biopsy is often an important diagnostic step in determining the cause of cutaneous disease. An accurate diagnosis requires appropriate timing of the biopsy, careful site selection and biopsy technique, selection of a dermatopathologist…
Anaphylactic Shock: How to Effectively Diagnose and TreatCE Article
Anaphylaxis is defined as the acute onset of a hypersensitivity reaction causing the release of mediators from mast cells and basophils. Anaphylaxis may be a life-threatening condition that can involve one or more organ systems.