Seeing between the lines
A 4-month-old female Labrador Retriever is presented for progressive lethargy and decreased appetite of 10 days duration. Her owners report that she vocalized while trying to stand this morning, and then would not get up. Review the radiographs. What's your radiographic diagnosis?
Read More Interventional analgesia: Part II
As veterinary pain management becomes more like human pain management in offering patients a broader range of strategies for the treatment of acute and chronic pain, the interventional strategies and the techniques described below will become more commonplace.
Read More Interventional analgesia, part I
Interventional pain management in animals is an application of image-guided procedures which beneﬁt veterinary patients with both acute and chronic pain. This 2-part series provides an overview of interventional analgesia in animals.
Read More Urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence is deﬁned as loss of voluntary control of urination, resulting in leakage of urine from the urinary system to the exterior of the body. While UI has consequences for our clients’ homes, it can also cause signiﬁcant pathology to our patients. Timely diagnosis and control of this potentially chronic problem will help to ameliorate these concerns.
Read More Perioperative hypothermia
Body temperature is closely maintained in mammals around an optimal set point at which ideal cellular function can occur. This is a complex process that ultimately results in a balance between heat production and heat loss. The hypothalamus acts as the main regulator of this process with multiple sensors throughout the body.
Read More A pain in the neck: Case report and disease description
A 1-year-old, spayed female Bernese Mountain Dog was presented to the Neurology Department for evaluation of a 4-day history of lethargy, stiff gait and neck pain.
Read More Indications and candidate screening for total hip replacement in the dog
Total hip replacement (THR) is the surgical substitution of a dysfunctional coxofemoral joint with a ball and socket prosthesis designed to mimic the mechanical function of a normal hip. This article discusses the indications, contraindications and pre surgical screening for THR.
Read More Toxicology review & update
Rachel Morgan, DVM and Sarah Allen, DVM, DACVECC Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Woburn, MA Fielding phone calls regarding potential household toxicants and caring for animals experiencing related symptoms is a common part of both emergency and general
Read More An update on feline hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism is an uncommon disease in the cat. The most common cause of feline hypothyroidism is the iatrogenic form. Other less common forms include naturally acquired adult-onset primary hypothyroidism and congenital primary hypothyroidism.
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