Practical ophthalmic drug use
Ophthalmic drugs can be confusing, (and difficult to spell!), in terms of their use and when to use which one. The goal of this article is to make practical recommendations for a selection of ophthalmic drugs used for common conditions.
Read More Thoracic CT: More than just a pretty picture
Computed tomography (CT) is routinely used in human medicine to examine pulmonary, tracheobronchial and mediastinal abnormalities, and is the standard screening test for pulmonary metastasis. CT is more sensitive and accurate than radiography for detecting interstitial disease and pulmonary nodules even in the presence of pleural effusion. This article discusses thoracic CT in veterinary patients.
Read More Red blood cell transfusions
Small animal veterinary blood products have become much more accessible over the past decade. Check out this article on red blood cell transfusions.
Read More Vomiting and anti-emetic therapy in veterinary medicine
Vomiting causes alarm and concern across species and is a common presenting complaint in our small animal patients. Read more about the pathophysiology and treatment of vomiting.
Read More Canine hypoadrenocorticism: An overview of what we know and have learned
Hypoadrenocorticism is a life-threatening disease and is a result of failure of the adrenal glands to produce adequate hormones. Click on post title to read more about this potentially life-threatening, but manageable disorder.
Read More What’s your radiographic diagnosis? Respiratory arrest during dental cleaning
Jennifer O. Brisson, DVM, DACVR Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital Signalment: 12y MN DSH History: Patient has severe dental disease and was presented for dental cleaning and extractions. Adopted from shelter 2 years prior. Physical
Read More Gastroprotectant and antacid therapy in veterinary medicine
Gastroprotectant and antacid therapies are commonly employed in veterinary medicine when we wish to prevent gastric ulceration or suspect gastric ulceration may be the cause of clinical signs in our canine and feline patients. Click post title to read more about GI protectant mechanisms and treatment of GI ulceration.
Read More Diagnosis and treatment of keratoconjunctivitis sicca
Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS; “dry eye”) is one of the most common ophthalmic diseases affecting pet dogs. Despite its prevalence, it is underdiagnosed and therefore often not treated. My goal in writing this article is to encourage veterinarians to perform a Schirmer tear test regularly as part of a complete ophthalmic examination. Once a diagnosis of dry eye is established, treatment can be tailored to the individual patient’s needs.
Read More Calcium oxalate urolithiasis
Urolithiasis refers to the formation of stones anywhere within the upper and lower urinary tracts. It is a common problem among both canine and feline patients in veterinary medicine and one of the most common causes of lower urinary tract signs.
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