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March/April 2017

Uncovering the Cause of Fever in Cats

The normal body temperature range in cats is 38.1°C to 39.2°C (100.5°F–102.5°F). Fever of unknown origin (FUO) in cats is classified as a temperature higher than 39.7°C (103.5°F) measured at least 4 times in a 2-week period without an identified cause.

Table of Contents: March/April 2017

Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features Urethral Incompetence in Dogs: Updates in Management Julie K. Byron, DVM, MS, DACVIM The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Surgical Approach to External and Middle Ear Disease in the Dog and Cat Mark Cofone, VMD, DACVS Veterinary Specialty Center, Wilmington, Delaware Uncovering the …

There’s No Place Like Home

  Thomas M. Bohn, CAE NAVC Chief Executive Officer This year, the NAVC Conference welcomed tens of thousands of veterinary professionals from over 80 countries to its new home at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. And that was pretty exciting for all of us here at the NAVC. For the first time …

Grief: The Secret Among Us?

As veterinarians, we deal with more “client”-related grief than many other professionals. The death of a pet means the loss of a source of love, of a living being to care for, and of contact with a component of our natural world. While the grief suffered by pet owners after a pet dies is recognized …

Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography: The Spleen

Along the visceral surface border of the spleen, the hilum is surrounded by fat, where splenic vessels can be found. The splenic portal veins can be seen originating from the splenic hilum and can be traced between the stomach and colon to a…

Today’s Veterinary News

  New Website for Cat Caregivers The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has launched “The Cat Community” at catfriendly.com. Powered by feline veterinarians, catfriendly.com provides cat caregivers with reliable and valuable educational information. Cat caregivers will be able to learn about their cat’s innate behaviors, the importance of routine veterinary care, and how to …