Table of Contents: September/October 2021
Want to view the full digital issue, including downloadable PDFs? Click here. Features CONTINUING EDUCATION Multimodal Pain Management for Canine Osteoarthritis Darryl Millis, DVM, DACVS, DACVSMR University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinarians should understand the process for developing a multimodal osteoarthritis treatment plan that aims to delay disease progression, decrease inflammation, and ultimately …
Managing Compulsive Disorders in Cats
Sustained self-licking and overgrooming are common behaviors associated with compulsive disorders in felines.
Although compulsive disorder is a relatively rare diagnosis for cats, this behavior can lead to a significantly decreased quality of life for both cat and owner.
Selamectin Use in Companion Animals
While selamectin has been on the market for decades, it is important to review the updated literature due to extra-label use and emerging infectious concerns.
New product options represent exciting new tools in the crusade against parasites in companion animals, from the domestic to the exotic.
Adrenal-Dependent Atypical Hyperadrenocorticism in a Labrador Retriever
This rare case of adrenal-dependent AHAC provides evidence that trilostane therapy may effectively manage associated clinical signs if surgical intervention is not pursued.
This rare case of adrenal-dependent AHAC provides evidence that trilostane therapy may effectively manage associated clinical signs and improve quality of life if surgical intervention is not pursued.
Caring for Clients at the End
Giving as much attention to the client as to the pet about to be euthanized can greatly affect the grieving process and outcome for everyone involved.
Clients remember the last moments they share with their pet. They remember how the veterinary team treated their pet and how we made them feel during those moments.
Degenerative Valve Disease: Classification, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation
Dachshunds, cavalier King Charles spaniels, chihuahuas, miniature and toy poodles, whippets, and most terriers are predisposed to DVD.
DVD is the most common heart disease in dogs. Prognosis is unpredictable as most early stages never progress, although advanced stages yield poor outcomes.
Dermatophytoses in Dogs and Cats
Dermatophytoses have a variety of clinical presentations, and a step-by-step logical approach is crucial for proper diagnosis.
Dermatophytosis is a zoonotic but curable disease. Establishing whether a patient is completely cured should be supported by a combination of resolution of clinical signs and negative culture.
Multimodal Pain Management for Canine Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis treatment aims to delay disease progression, decrease inflammation, and ultimately improve the patient’s quality of life.
OA is common in dogs. Management involves multiple modalities and must be tailored to each patient and its owner.
Canine Adenovirus Type 2 Vaccination
The MLV vaccine for canine adenovirus protects against CAV-2 as well as CAV-1.
CAV-2 is endemic in healthy dog populations worldwide and is a significant viral cause of CIRD, particularly when combined with viral or bacterial co-infections. Vaccination with an MLV vaccine is critical for reduction of clinical signs and to prevent canine infectious hepatitis.