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Infectious Respiratory & Canine Cranial Cruciate Diseases

The following statistics were extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.2 million dogs and 460,000 cats cared for in more than 800 Banfield Pet Hospitals (banfield.com) in 2012. Note that diagnosis was made based on the attending clinician’s judgment. INFECTIOUS RESPIRATORY DISEASE…BY THE NUMBERS Of all pets presented to Banfield Pet …

Platelet Rich Plasma: Its Place in Cranial Cruciate Ligament Repair

Ashkan Hakhamian, DVM, and Alan J. Schulman, DVM, Diplomate ACVS Over the last few years, a variety of adjunct therapies have become more common in veterinary medicine. The drive for these treatments stems from: Medical professionals seeking more advanced therapies for their patients Pet owners seeking additional therapies for classically “single treatment” diseases or conditions. …

Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, and Related Literature

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Effect of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy on Femorotibial Subluxation: In Vivo Analysis During Standing Kim SE, Lewis DD, Pozzi A. Veterinary Surgery¬†2012; 41:465-470. The tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) procedure has become widely accepted as a successful technique in treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR) despite the technical demands of the procedure …

Ten Ways to Improve Your Orthopedic Examination

  Derek B. Fox, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS Correctly diagnosing any orthopedic condition begins with completing a thorough orthopedic examination. In a stable patient, the orthopedic examination will include a full assessment of the musculoskeletal and neurologic systems. Radiographs and other specific diagnostic tests may also be included. 1. Signalment is Your Friend The orthopedic …