This article is a brief discussion of tarsal osteochondrosis including etiology and pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnostics, treatment, and prognosis. It is a combination of literature review and editorial based on clinical impression.
Read More Toxicology update: New offenders and treatments
The goal of this article is to provide awareness of some of the newer toxicities, their common clinical signs and basic treatment recommendations. An update on toxicology treatments is also provided.
Read More Wet and wild: Aquatic animal anesthesia basics
This blog touches on the basics of fish and amphibian general anesthesia. Species anatomy and physiology will be lightly covered, along with considerations when choosing a general anesthetic agent.
Read More Insulinoma: How not to anger the beast
Insulinoma is a relatively uncommon condition in our canine and feline patients. Insulinoma is more common in dogs than cats, but it is important to remember that it does still occur in our feline patients.
Read More Fundamentals of chronic wound management
Traumatic wounds are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in small animal medicine, having a signiﬁcant impact on both the patient and the owner. This article discusses the management of chronic wounds.
Read More Ureteral obstruction in cats
Obstructive ureteral disease is a very frustrating problem in feline medicine. Causes of ureteral obstruction include ureterolithiasis, ureteral strictures, dried solidiﬁ ed blood stones, mucus, and tumors. Ureteral obstructions cause an increase in pressure that is transmitted up to the kidneys which eventually can decrease and even stop the glomerular ﬁltration rate of that kidney. Treatment of ureteral obstructions can include medical management, surgical management and interventional management.
Read More Solu-Medrol: Friend or foe?
Acute spinal cord injury (SCI) secondary to external trauma or intervertebral disk disease is a common cause for paresis and ataxia in people and dogs. This article discusses the pros and cons of Solu-Medrol and reviews the veterinary and human medical literature.
Read More Diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma
Ruth Marrion, DVM, PhD, DACVO Bulger Veterinary Hospital, North Andover, MA Glaucoma is among the most frustrating ocular conditions for both veterinarians and owners. In this article I hope to give some practical guidelines
Read More Injury prevention and the canine athlete
The number of dogs and owners involved in canine sports in the United States has grown exponentially in recent years. The American Kennel Club reports that, in 2011 alone, there were one million entries for agility trials and 22,000 athletic events. This review article provides important tips on injury prevention in the canine athlete.
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