Fluid Therapy in Hospitalized Patients, Part 2: Electrolyte Abnormalities and Fluid Balance
Bridget M. Lyons, VMD Lori S. Waddell, DVM, DACVECC University of Pennsylvania HOLDING WATER Water loss may result from pure water loss, as seen with diabetes insipidus, elevated body temperature, primary hypodipsia, and water restriction. Alternatively, it may occur with loss of fluids that are hypotonic relative to plasma, such as with vomiting, diarrhea, third-space …
How Swiss Cheese is Helping Banfield Help Pets
Marissa Rothenbaum, DVM, Senior Manager of Veterinary Quality Banfield Pet Hospital 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 …
Dealing With Dysrexia in Dogs and Cats
The mechanisms by which illness suppresses appetite are complex, and we do not yet have a clear picture of them all. The term dysrexia refers to a disruption in food intake, including anorexia (not eating), hyporexia (eating less) and eating an unbalanced diet. In addition to all the physiological consequences of poor food intake, this takes a toll on the pet owner and can lead to premature decisions about discontinuation of therapy or euthanasia.
Ferret Distemper: What You Need to Know
Leonie Kondert, DVM Joerg Mayer, DVM, MS, DABVP, DACZM University of Georgia Distemper is an acute viral infectious disease with reported mortality rates in ferrets of 100%.1–5 Prevalence depends on the area, recent outbreaks have been documented in multiple countries.1,4 Since the invention of a vaccine against canine distemper virus (CDV) in the 1960s, the …
Acute Glaucoma: A True Emergency
Examining the causes, clinical signs, and therapy for acute glaucoma in dogs.
Clinical signs of canine glaucoma are traditionally divided into acute and chronic, but in most cases, most dogs present with an acute attack of glaucoma, including congestion, edema, fixed dilated pupils, and loss of sight.
Hitting the Road Heartworm-Free
To help veterinarians balance their dual role of protecting individual animal health and welfare as well as that of animal populations, the AHS and the Association of Shelter Veterinarians have formulated evidence-based best practices for minimizing transmission of heartworms in relocated dogs.
Table of Contents: March/April 2018
Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features Fluid Therapy in Hospitalized Patients, Part 2: Electrolyte Abnormalities and Fluid Balance Bridget M. Lyons, VMD Lori S. Waddell, DVM, DACVECC University of Pennsylvania Finding the Balance in Your Patients with Cardiovascular and Renal Disease Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, DACVIM, DECVIM, DABVP (Feline) Ashley B. …
Today’s Veterinary News
NAVC Institute 2018 is right around the corner! Taking place May 20th-25th in Orlando, Florida, Institute 2018 offers veterinary practitioners the opportunity to amplify their skills with intensive learning. Choose from nine hands-on courses (including two Ultrasound courses) with focused curriculum and intimate class sizes that will help you achieve your professional and personal goals. …
VMX 2018: New Product Gallery
Featuring the latest products and services in the veterinary industry, the New Product Gallery was on full display at VMX 2018! Visitors to the gallery took advantage of the opportunity to view photos and descriptions of this year’s innovative products and services. The NAVC New Product Gallery selection committee, made up of industry veterinarians and …