May/June 2016

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Feline Ocular Conditions

The following table outlines the prevalence of feline ocular diagnoses in cats presented to Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2014. Feline herpesvirus infections, and their ocular manifestations, are discussed in Runny Eyes: Feline Herpesvirus Infection. In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numbers correlates an article topic with statistics provided by Banfield …

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Innovation & Opportunity

Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC & ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) University of Pennsylvania As one of the staff at Today’s Veterinary Practice, I’ve been privileged to be part of the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) for more than a year now. As I reflect on that association, I must tell you that I …

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The Veterinary Technology Profession

Harold Davis, Jr, BA, RVT, VTS (Emergency & Critical Care) (Anesthesia & Analgesia) University of California–Davis If you want to know your past, look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future, look into your present actions. —Chinese proverb I recently returned from the 2016 NAVC (North American Veterinary Community) Conference where …

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Today’s Veterinary News

NEW WEBSITE & UPDATED GUIDELINES FOR IRIS The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS)—created to advance the scientific understanding of kidney disease in small animals—has launched a new website. The mission of IRIS is to help veterinary practitioners better diagnose, understand, and treat renal disease in cats and dogs and, in order to achieve this mission, …

Table of Contents: May/June 2016

Want to view the the full digital issue? Click here. Features Chronic Otitis: A Dermatologist’s Perspective on Surgery Wayne Rosenkrantz, DVM, Diplomate ACVD Animal Dermatology Clinic, Tustin, California Preventing Dog Bites in Children, Part 1: Motivations & Myths Ilana R. Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Reisner Veterinary Behavior & Consulting Services, LLC, Media, Pennsylvania Juvenile …

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Focus on Canine Noise-Induced Fear

Fear of thunderstorms, fireworks, loud noises, gunshots, and vacuum cleaners is a common behavioral problem of companion animals. Between 17% and 49% of dogs experience an aversion to noise,1 and the resulting stress, anxiety, and exhibited behaviors may negatively affect animal health, life span, welfare, and the human–animal bond. Noise fear is manifested in many …

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Beyond Furosemide: The Role of Diuretics in Congestive Heart Failure Part 2 – Spironolactone

Marisa K. Ames, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology), Colorado State University  Clarke E. Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology) North Carolina State University Each year, the NAVC Institute takes place in Orlando, Florida, and top specialists in select areas of veterinary medicine provide hands-on, one-on-one continuing education to the Institute attendees. Practical Techniques from …

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Preventing Dog Bites in Children, Part 1: Motivations & Myths

Ilana R. Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Reisner Veterinary Behavior & Consulting Services, LLC, Media, Pennsylvania This is the first article in a 2-part series on keeping children from being bitten by dogs. The second article—Management & Safety Practices—will be published in an upcoming issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice. The potential to cause injury is …

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