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September/October 2016

September/October 2016
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Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features Juvenile Orthopedic Disease in Dogs & Cats- Part 2: Congenital & Neonatal Orthopedic Diseases Shannon Kerrigan, VMD, and Duane Robinson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS (Small Animal) University of California–Davis The Yellow Cat: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Strategies CE ARTICLE Craig B. Webb, PhD, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM …

Role of Dietary Fatty Acids in Dogs & Cats
CE Article

The type of fatty acids fed to a patient, as well as the total amount of fatty acids in the diet, have the additional potential to improve or impair health. This review discusses basic properties of fatty acids; sources of essential fatty acids; therapeutic modifications of dietary fatty acids, fish oils, and other fatty acid supplements; and areas of caution in clinical practice when supplementing fatty acids.

NAVC Perspectives
Honoring Dr. Earl Rippie

Earl H. Rippie, Jr, DVM, passed away on June 24, 2016, at the age of 74. A native of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, and a resident of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Dr. Rippie served as the President of the NAVC from 1999 to 2000, and remained on the NAVC Board, serving as Secretary-Treasurer from 2007 to …

Today’s Veterinary News
The Latest News in Veterinary Medicine

Product News NOISE AVERSION TREATMENT LAUNCHED The first and only medication approved by the FDA for treatment of noise aversion in dogs is now available. SILEO from Zoetis, Inc is an oromucosal gel formulation of dexmedetomidine, a highly selective alpha-2 adrenoceptor agonist that blocks norepinephrine release, a chemical in the brain that is involved with …

The Yellow Cat: Diagnostic & Therapeutic Strategies
CE Article

There is no mystery when it comes to a “yellow” cat. Icterus and jaundice—both of which describe a yellowish pigmentation of the skin—indicate hyperbilirubinemia, a 5- to 10-fold elevation in serum bilirubin concentration.

However, this is where the certainty ends and the diagnostic challenge begins. The icteric cat presentation is not a sensitive or specific marker of disease, despite the visually obvious and impressive clinical sign…

Practice Building
Caring for Geriatric Pets in Your Practice

Mary Gardner, DVM, and Dani McVety, DVM Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, lapoflove.com The evolution of medicine, technology, and the pet–parent relationship has created an abundance of geriatric pets. As a profession, veterinarians have many opportunities to give our aging companions and their caregivers the additional services and support needed as they navigate the unstable …

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