May/June 2014

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Canine Pulmonary Helminths: Recommendations from the Companion Animal Parasite Council

Dwight D. Bowman, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Parasitology, Hon), Cornell University Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Parasitology), Oklahoma State University Pulmonary helminths can cause severe, life-threatening respiratory disease in dogs. Distribution, life cycle, diagnosis, and treatment of common species are discussed. The mission of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is to foster …

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Laser Therapy in Companion Animals

David Dycus, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS (Small Animal) Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies and Referrals (RIVER), Chattanooga, Tennessee Laser therapy use is on the rise in veterinary medicine. Discover the properties of lasers, how they work, and their use in wound healing, pain management, and rehabilitation in the small animal patient. The use of laser …

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Radiography of the Small Animal Skull: Temporomandibular Joints & Tympanic Bullae

Mary Wilson, RT(R), CT, MR, CV; Danielle Mauragis, CVT; and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, Diplomate ACVR University of Florida High-quality, correctly positioned and collimated radiographs are essential to accurately evaluating the temporomandibular joints and tympanic bullae in small animal patients. Imaging Essentials provides comprehensive information on small animal radiography techniques. The following anatomic areas have …

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Treating Resistant Skin Infections in Dogs

Valerie A. Fadok, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVD, North Houston Veterinary Specialists, Spring, Texas The increasing prevalence of methicillin resistance has made treating pyoderma challenging. Dr. Fadok presents the clinical manifestations, methods for diagnosis, and treatments for drug-resistant canine pyoderma infections. Pyoderma is a common skin disorder in small animal practice. Now that the major canine …

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Key Findings From The State Of Pet Health 2014 Report

Each year, Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com) collects and analyzes medical data from more than 850 hospitals across the U.S., in which more than 14,000 associates, including 2900 licensed veterinarians, care for nearly 2.3 million dogs and 470,000 cats. The findings from each year’s data are then shared with the public through the State of Pet …

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Acute Pain In Cats: Treatment With NSAIDs

B. Duncan X. Lascelles, BSc, BVSc, CertVA, PhD, MRCVS, DSAS (ST), Diplomate ECVS & ACVS North Carolina State University The 5 important characteristics of an ideal NSAID for use in cats are described in this article, the second of a 2-part series. The author provides guidance on treating acute pain in cats with NSAIDS currently …

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Lymph Node Cytology | What Should & Should Not Be There

Kim A. Selting, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) & ACVR (Radiation Oncology) University of Missouri Lymph node cytology results can strongly influence treatment and outcome for cancer patients. In this article, Dr. Selting discusses the necessary steps for identifying and aspirating the appropriate lymph nodes and for evaluating the cytologic results. At the time of …

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