Dr. Amy Kapatkin Named President of Leading National Orthopedic Organization
Amy Kapatkin, DVM, MS, DACVS has been named the first woman and the first veterinarian to be president of AO North America (AONA), a national organization that is focused on musculoskeletal education for physicians and veterinarians.
Nutrition and Canine Osteoarthritis: What Do We Know?
Can the New Zealand green-lipped mussel be useful in treating dogs suffering with osteoarthritis? The (research) jury is still out. While there is no known cure for degenerative joint disease, there are nutritional approaches that can play an important role in helping your patients with OA.
Spaying and Neutering Larger Dogs May Cause Obesity, Orthopedic Problems
“For years, we’ve been taught that spaying or neutering your dog is part of being a responsible pet owner, but there really are advantages and disadvantages to consider when making that decision,” explains the study’s lead author.
Innovative Tools and Insights on Osteoarthritis in Dogs and Cats Presented at WSAVA
Zoetis presented data and shared innovative tools and insights into osteoarthritis (OA) pain control at the 2019 World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Conference in Toronto, Canada, from July 16-19, 2019.
Opportunities to Improve Outcomes in Arthritic Pets
Managing osteoarthritis, particularly in pets with excess weight, is not new to the veterinary profession; however, we found several opportunities exist to improve the care these affected pets receive. Quality medical management of OA requires a multi-faceted diagnostic and treatment plan—a combination of diagnostic testing, multi-modal pain management, and weight management must be considered to most effectively improve patient outcomes.
Yorkshire Terrier’s Leg Bones Regrown by UC Davis Surgeons Following a Severe Nonunion Fracture
UC Davis orthopedic surgeon Dr. Amy Kapatkin uses bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) to regrow the bones in the leg of a Yorkshire Terrier against great odds.
Veterinarians Fix Puppy’s Paws Pointing Up Instead of Down
A 10-week-old puppy born with his front paws facing up instead of down and unable to walk is recovering after surgery at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
Osteoarthritis Staging Tool for Dogs Now Available
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain in dogs. The COAST staging tool is expected to improve the diagnosis and monitoring of dogs with OA.
Banfield and NAVC Release Report on Osteoarthritis in Obese Animals
The 2019 Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET) report on osteoarthritis in obese animals focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of OA, and the barriers encountered in providing the recommended care for the disease.