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Clinical Approach to Canine Eyelid Disease: Blepharitis

Common clinical presentations of canine blepharitis, and a systematic approach to eyelid disease in dogs.

Eyelid disease in dogs is a common clinical challenge for general veterinary practitioners. Response to treatment can be an important diagnostic tool in canine ophthalmology.

Answers to What, Where, Why, & When? Corneal Opacities in Dogs & Cats

Ann R. Strom, DVM, MS, and David J. Maggs, BVSc, Diplomate ACVO University of California–Davis Welcome to Observations in Ophthalmology, 1 of 2 new columns in this issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice. The articles in this column will provide succinct nuggets of knowledge about common (and sometimes uncommon) ophthalmic conditions seen in general practice. Authors …

Addressing Brachycephalic Ocular Syndrome in the Dog

Caryn E. Plummer, DVM, Diplomate ACVO 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 Institute attendees.The NAVC and Today’s Veterinary Practice have partnered together to present the Practical Techniques from the NAVC Institute column, which includes material from …

Diagnosis & Treatment of Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in Dogs

Lori J. Best, DVM; Diane V.H. Hendrix, DVM, Diplomate ACVO; and Daniel A. Ward, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVO Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is a relatively common condition in dogs, although the diagnosis is often overlooked. This article provides guidance on the pathophysiology, causes, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment for this condition. Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is …

Clinical Approach to the Canine Red Eye

Elizabeth Barfield Laminack, DVM; Kathern Myrna, DVM, MS; and Phillip Anthony Moore, DVM, Diplomate ACVO The acute red eye is a common clinical challenge for general practitioners. Redness is the hallmark of ocular inflammation but a nonspecific sign related to a number of underlying diseases. Proper evaluation depends on effective and efficient diagnosis in order …

Bringing Ophthalmology in General Practice into Focus

Elizabeth Barfield Laminack, DVM Our Practice to Practice column gives veterinary professionals a forum to share their personal experiences with our readers—their peers. This column brings you narratives about how clinical medicine and practice development concepts became a reality for veterinary team members and their patients and clients. Whether you’re inspired, cautioned, or educated—our goal is to …

Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

  CARDIOLOGY Comparison of Auscultatory and Echocardiographic Findings in Healthy Adult Cats Wagner T, Luis-Fuentes V, Payne JR, et al. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 2010; 12:171-182. This study examined the prevalence of heart murmurs and echocardiographic evidence of heart disease in a population of 199 healthy cats. A heart murmur was detected in a relatively …

Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, and Related Literature

  Urine protein:creatinine ratio, cardiac mutation, GI neoplasia, PT for degenerative myelopathy, retaining employees, parturition survey, pituitary adenomas in rats, allergic conjunctivitis, hyperthyroid diets, anesthetic protocols. UROLOGY Comparison of Urine Protein-to-Creatinine Ratio in Urine Samples Collected by Cystocentesis versus Free Catch in Dogs Beatrice L, Nizi F, Callegari D, et al. Journal of the American …

Ten Tips to Improve Your Ophthalmology Skills

Ophthalmology is a discipline of clinical recognition.

    Kenneth Abrams, DVM, Diplomate ACVO Ophthalmology is a discipline of clinical recognition. We do not do many blood tests, radiographs, higher imaging, or urinalyses to determine a diagnosis; rather, through a systematic clinical examination we can usually determine the patient’s disease and subsequent treatment. Here are 10 tips to improve your ophthalmic examination …