Table of Contents: May/June 2017
Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features Liver Enzyme Interpretation and Liver Function Tests CE Article Brigitte B. McAtee, DVM Jonathan A. Lidbury, BVMS, MRCVS, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA Texas A&M University Interpretation of Dental Radiographs in Dogs and Cats, Part 2: Normal Variations and Abnormal Findings CE Article Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC, …
The Flea-Infested Pet: Overview of Current Products
Dealing with flea-infested pets has never been easier—or more complicated. At this time, at least 20 active ingredients are commonly used in prescription flea control products in the United States, with numerous other ingredients appearing in various over-the-counter products.
Tremorgenic Mycotoxin Intoxication In Dogs
Tremorgenic mycotoxins are metabolites produced by fungi that cause neurotoxicosis in dogs. While several fungal metabolites may cause this intoxication, current research supports penitrem A as the primary mycotoxin involved…
Interpretation of Dental Radiographs in Dogs and Cats, Part 2: Normal Variations and Abnormal Findings
This article focuses on interpretation of normal anatomic variations as well as congenital and pathologic abnormal findings on dental radiographs in dogs and cats (Box 1). Both articles assume the reader is familiar with basic dental radiographic acquisition techniques, concepts, and skills…
Liver Enzyme Interpretation and Liver Function Tests
Reviewing the interpretation and limitations of serum liver enzyme activity and liver function tests for dogs and cats.
Reviewing the interpretation and limitations of serum liver enzyme activity and liver function tests for dogs and cats in veterinary medicine.
Veterinary Behavior Medications: Which Medication, Which Patient?
At the core of state-of-the art multimodal treatment is smart, rational, and effective use of behavioral medication.
The best treatment approaches in veterinary behavioral medicine are often multimodal. At the core of state-of-the art multimodal treatment is smart, rational, and effective use of behavioral medication.
The Challenge of Chronic Otitis in Dogs: From Diagnosis to Treatment
Understanding the causes and effects of otitis externa can aid in diagnosis and treatment of this dermatologic infection.
Canine chronic and recurrent otitis externa can be extremely challenging to treat and require multifactorial, step-by-step strategic plans. We look at how to diagnose and treat otitis successfully.
Separation-Related Disorders and the Differences Between Dogs and Cats
The owner should understand that his or her pet is not acting this way out of spite or anger; that the owner didn’t cause the behavior by loving the pet too much, spoiling it, or not being dominant; and that the pet is not bored and getting another pet will not help.
Onset of clinical signs of separation-related disorders in dogs and cats may occur with life events, lifestyle changes, or development of medical or other behavioral disorders.
Mammary Carcinoma: An Interview with Dr. Annette Smith
Mammary tumors are the most common tumor in intact female dogs, occurring in approximately 25% of this population, with the risk increasing with age. However, because of the incidence of early neutering in the United States, we see fewer cases in veterinary practice…