Common Questions that Veterinarians Ask Parasitology Experts
Veterinarians in practice often have numerous questions about how to address the parasites affecting their patients. To answer these questions, they often rely on the advice of experts. This series is intended to address parasite problems that veterinarians must manage in everyday practice. To initiate the series, I have compiled a short list of common questions that I receive from veterinarians in the practice trenches. Hopefully, my answers can address some questions before you have to ask them…
Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography, Part 3: Basics of Imaging Optimization – How to Obtain High-Quality Scans
Welcome to our newest series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The first 4 articles in the series are providing an overview on the basic principles of ultrasonography, while further articles will review scanning principles for each organ/system in the abdomen…
A Practitioner’s Guide to Fracture Management, Part 3: Selection of Internal Fixation Technique
Part 3 of a 3-part series. Addressed are several different internal fixation methods. Part 1 discussed fracture biomechanics, fracture classification and diagnosis, and factors to consider when selecting a fixation technique. In Part 2, selection of fixation technique and specific techniques, identification of bone healing, and potential complications are addressed.
Endoscopic Foreign Body Retrieval in Dogs and Cats
When and how to use endoscopy to remove esophageal and gastric foreign bodies in dogs and cats.
A practicing veterinarian’s guide on when and how to use endoscopy to remove esophageal and gastric foreign bodies in dogs and cats.
Focus on Infectious Diseases
It seems to be getting harder and harder for veterinarians to “keep up.” Advances in technology result in ongoing discoveries every week, and the number of journals with important information appears to grow exponentially. In this Journal Club column, some key articles about infectious diseases are highlighted. You may not have come across them in …
Building Today’s Veterinary Practice Series: Two Years Later
Over the past 2 years, we have used a practical, user-friendly format to review and present topics that extend beyond traditional practice management themes. We have talked about many aspects of practice operations, including…
Canine Caval Syndrome Series, Part 1: Understanding Development of Caval Syndrome
Stephen L. Jones, DVM Lakeside Animal Hospital, Moncks Corner, South Carolina The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlight current topics …
Approach to Respiratory Distress in Dogs and Cats
Companion animals in respiratory distress are often fragile and can decompensate rapidly. Initial evaluation should be performed rapidly, with minimal stress to the patient.
Managing dogs and cats in respiratory distress is a multifaceted effort that involves stabilizing patients prior to determining a definitive diagnosis. Fortunately, respiratory distress—no matter what the cause—requires somewhat standardized interventions during initial stabilization.
Symptomatic Management of Primary Acute Gastroenteritis
Acute gastroenteritis is a term used to describe a syndrome characterized by the sudden onset of vomiting and/or diarrhea caused by gastrointestinal mucosal inflammation…